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Birth: July 31st, 1938, Tulare Co., California.
Death: March 24, 1982, Woodland Hills, California


Bio Summary

Ken Harris was a cars salesman before he ventured into the world of animation. He worked at Warner Brothers under Chuck Jones during the golden age of animation which lasted from 1935-1962. While his actual drawings were not anything to scream about he was a master of timing, action and movement. When Warner Brothers closed he went to Hana Barbara / MGM studios for a couple of years and retired a few years after that. In 1967 he was invited by Richard Williams to his studio in London to animate. They would spend the next thirteen years working together on films and personal projects.

Early Life/Family

Was originally named Karyl Ross Harris. He had a younger brother named Edwin born in 1901.
In 1927 he married his first wife Alta (she would later die in 1963). In 1966 he marries his second wife Kathryn with Chuck Jones as his best man.


Career Outline

1927- cartoonist- Los Angeles Examiner
1935-1962- Animator- Warner Brother Studios
1963- 1966- Animator- Hanna Barbara
1967 Animator and Mentor to Richard Williams

Comments On Style






Streamlined Greta Green (1937) (animator)
The Lyin' Mouse (1937) (animator)
Have You Got Any Castles? (1938) (animator)
... aka Have You Got Any Castles (USA: reissue title)
The Night Watchman (1938) (animator)
Prest-O Change-O (1939) (animator)
Snowman's Land (1939) (animator)
The Good Egg (1939) (animator)
Mighty Hunters (1940) (animator)
Stage Fright (1940) (animator)
Sniffles Bells the Cat (1941) (animator)
Porky's Prize Pony (1941) (animator)
The Bird Came C.O.D. (1942) (animator)
The Draft Horse (1942) (animator) (uncredited)
Hold the Lion, Please (1942) (animator)
Case of the Missing Hare (1942) (animator)
Super-Rabbit (1943) (animator)
Wackiki Wabbit (1943) (animator)
Tom Turk and Daffy (1944) (animator)
Angel Puss (1944) (animator)
Trap Happy Porky (1945) (animator)
Hare Conditioned (1945) (animator)
Fresh Airedale (1945) (animator)
Hare Tonic (1945) (animator)
Quentin Quail (1946) (animator)
Hush My Mouse (1946) (animator)
Hair-Raising Hare (1946) (animator)
The Eager Beaver (1946) (animator)
Fair and Worm-er (1946) (animator)
Roughly Squeaking (1946) (animator)
Scent-imental Over You (1947) (animator)
Inki at the Circus (1947) (animator)
A Pest in the House (1947) (animator)
Little Orphan Airedale (1947) (animator)
Mouse Wreckers (1948) (animator)
A Feather in His Hare (1948) (animator)
What's Brewin', Bruin? (1948) (animator)
Rabbit Punch (1948) (animator)
Haredevil Hare (1948) (animator)
You Were Never Duckier (1948) (animator)
House Hunting Mice (1948) (animator)
Daffy Dilly (1948) (animator)
My Bunny Lies Over the Sea (1948) (animator)
Scaredy Cat (1948) (animator)
So Much for So Little (1949) (animator)
Awful Orphan (1949) (animator)
Mississippi Hare (1949) (animator)
The Bee-Deviled Bruin (1949) (animator)
Long-Haired Hare (1949) (animator)
Often an Orphan (1949) (animator)
Fast and Furry-ous (1949) (animator)
Frigid Hare (1949) (animator)
For Scent-imental Reasons (1949) (animator)
Bear Feat (1949) (animator)
Rabbit Hood (1949) (animator)
The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950) (animator)
Homeless Hare (1950) (animator)
The Hypo-Chondri-Cat (1950) (animator)
8 Ball Bunny (1950) (animator)
Dog Gone South (1950) (animator)
The Ducksters (1950) (animator)
Caveman Inki (1950) (animator)
Two's a Crowd (1950) (animator)
Bunny Hugged (1951) (animator)
Scent-imental Romeo (1951) (animator)
A Hound for Trouble (1951) (animator)
Rabbit Fire (1951) (animator)
Chow Hound (1951) (animator)
The Wearing of the Grin (1951) (animator)
Cheese Chasers (1951) (animator)
A Bear for Punishment (1951) (animator)
Drip-Along Daffy (1951) (animator)
Operation: Rabbit (1952) (animator)
Feed the Kitty (1952) (animator)
Little Beau Pepé (1952) (animator)
Water, Water Every Hare (1952) (animator)
Beep, Beep (1952) (animator)
The Hasty Hare (1952) (animator)
Going! Going! Gosh! (1952) (animator)
Mouse-Warming (1952) (animator)
Rabbit Seasoning (1952) (animator)
Terrier-Stricken (1952) (animator)
From A to Z-Z-Z-Z (1953) (animator)
Don't Give Up the Sheep (1953) (animator)
Forward March Hare (1953) (animator)
Kiss Me Cat (1953) (animator)
Duck Amuck (1953) (animator)
Much Ado About Nutting (1953) (animator)
Wild Over You (1953) (animator)
Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (1953) (animator)
Bully for Bugs (1953) (animator)
Zipping Along (1953) (animator)
Duck! Rabbit, Duck! (1953) (animator)
Punch Trunk (1953) (animator)
No Barking (1954) (animator)
Claws for Alarm (1954) (animator)
Bewitched Bunny (1954) (animator)
Lumber Jack-Rabbit (1954) (animator)
My Little Duckaroo (1954) (animator)
Baby Buggy Bunny (1954) (animator)
A Hitch in Time (1955) (animator)
Beanstalk Bunny (1955) (animator)
Ready.. Set.. Zoom! (1955) (animator)
Past Perfumance (1955) (animator)
Double or Mutton (1955) (animator)
Jumpin' Jupiter (1955) (animator)
Knight-Mare Hare (1955) (animator)
Two Scent's Worth (1955) (animator)
Guided Muscle (1955) (animator)
One Froggy Evening (1955) (animator)
90 Day Wondering (1956) (animator)
Bugs' Bonnets (1956) (animator)
Broom-Stick Bunny (1956) (animator)
Rocket Squad (1956) (animator)
Heaven Scent (1956) (animator)
Gee Whiz-z-z-z-z-z-z (1956) (animator)
Barbary-Coast Bunny (1956) (animator)
Rocket-bye Baby (1956) (animator)
Deduce, You Say (1956) (animator)
There They Go-Go-Go! (1956) (animator)
To Hare Is Human (1956) (animator)
Drafty, Isn't It? (1957) (animator)
Scrambled Aches (1957) (animator)
Ali Baba Bunny (1957) (animator)
Go Fly a Kit (1957) (animator)
Boyhood Daze (1957) (animator)
Steal Wool (1957) (animator)
What's Opera, Doc? (1957) (animator)
Zoom and Bored (1957) (animator)
Touché and Go (1957) (animator)
Robin Hood Daffy (1958) (animator)
Hare-Way to the Stars (1958) (animator)
Whoa, Be-Gone! (1958) (animator)
To Itch His Own (1958) (animator)
Hook, Line and Stinker (1958) (animator)
Hip Hip-Hurry! (1958) (animator)
Cat Feud (1958) (animator)
Baton Bunny (1959) (animator)
Hare-Abian Nights (1959) (animator)
Really Scent (1959) (animator)
Wild About Hurry (1959) (animator)
A Witch's Tangled Hare (1959) (animator)
Fastest with the Mostest (1960) (animator)
Who Scent You? (1960) (animator)
Rabbit's Feat (1960) (animator)
Ready, Woolen and Able (1960) (animator)
Hopalong Casualty (1960) (animator)
"The Bugs Bunny Show" (1960) TV Series (animator)
High Note (1960) (animator)
Zip 'N Snort (1961) (animator)
The Mouse on 57th Street (1961) (animator)
The Abominable Snow Rabbit (1961) (animator)
Lickety-Splat (1961) (animator)
A Scent of the Matterhorn (1961) (animator) (as M. Cannes Harris)
Compressed Hare (1961) (animator)
Beep Prepared (1961) (animator)
Nelly's Folly (1961) (animator)
A Sheep in the Deep (1962) (animator)
Adventures of the Road-Runner (1962) (animator)
Zoom at the Top (1962) (animator)
Louvre Come Back to Me! (1962) (animator)
Martian Through Georgia (1962) (animator)
Pent-House Mouse (1963) (animator)
I Was a Teenage Thumb (1963) (animator)
Philbert (Three's a Crowd) (1963) (animator)
Woolen Under Where (1963) (animator)
Hare-Breadth Hurry (1963) (animator)
Mad as a Mars Hare (1963) (animator)
Transylvania 6-5000 (1963) (animator)
To Beep or Not to Beep (1963) (animator)
The Unshrinkable Jerry Mouse (1964) (animator)
Snowbody Loves Me (1964) (animator)
Much Ado About Mousing (1964) (animator)
Is There a Doctor in the Mouse? (1964) (animator)
The Cat Above and the Mouse Below (1964) (animator)
The Iceman Ducketh (1964) (animator)
Hey There, It's Yogi Bear (1964) (animator)
War and Pieces (1964) (animator)
Zip Zip Hooray! (1965) (animator)
The Year of the Mouse (1965) (animator)
... aka Tom Thump
Tom-ic Energy (1965) (animator)
Roadrunner a Go-Go (1965) (animator)
Of Feline Bondage (1965) (animator)
Jerry-Go-Round (1965) (animator)
I'm Just Wild About Jerry (1965) (animator)
Haunted Mouse (1965) (animator)
Duel Personality (1965) (animator)
The Cat's Me-Ouch (1965) (animator)
The Brothers Carry-Mouse-Off (1965) (animator)
Bad Day at Cat Rock (1965) (animator)
Ah, Sweet Mouse-Story of Life (1965) (animator)
The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics (1965) (animator)
... aka The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics
Puss 'n' Boats (1966) (animator)
Jerry, Jerry, Quite Contrary (1966) (animator)
Filet Meow (1966) (animator)
Catty-Cornered (1966) (animator)
The A-Tom-inable Snowman (1966) (animator)
"The Road Runner Show" (1966) TV Series (animator)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) (TV) (animator)
... aka Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (USA: complete title)
Rock 'n' Rodent (1967) (animator)
Purr-Chance to Dream (1967) (animator)
O-Solar-Meow (1967) (animator)
The Mouse from H.U.N.G.E.R. (1967) (animator)
Guided Mouse-ille (1967) (animator)
... aka Guided Mouse-ille or Science on a Wet Afternoon
Cat and Dupli-cat (1967) (animator)
Cannery Rodent (1967) (animator)
"The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour" (1968) TV Series (animator)
A Christmas Carol (1971) (master animator)
The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) (animator) (title designer)
The Great American Chase (1979) (animator)
... aka The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie (USA: video title)
Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales (1982) (animator)
... aka Bugs Bunny's 1001 Rabbit Tales (USA: short title)
Daffy Duck's Movie: Fantastic Island (1983) (animator: classic cartoons)
... aka Daffy Duck's Fantastic Island (USA: short title)
"The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour" (1985) TV Series (animator)
"The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show" (1986) TV Series (animator)
Daffy Duck's Quackbusters (1988) (animator)
"Merrie Melodies: Starring Bugs Bunny and Friends" (1990) TV Series (animator)
The Princess and the Cobbler (1993) (animator)
... aka Arabian Knight (USA: recut version)
... aka The Thief and the Cobbler (USA: video title)
"That's Warner Bros.!" (1995) TV Series (animator)


Annie Award: Winsor McCay Award 1981

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