Bob Clampett Art




Drawing by Bob (or Robert) Clampett of his TV puppet and cartoon characters Beany and Cecil. Cecil, The Sea Sick Sea Serpent, was directly inspired by the Apatosaurus  in the silent movie The Lost World (1925). Bob first saw the movie when he was a child.


Bob Clampett’s Beanie and Cecil TV animated cartoon show (1960s) was preceded by a puppet version entitled Time for Beanie (early 1950s). I snapped this photo of Bob with his Sea Serpent friend in his studio’s parking lot  in 1973.


Bob Clampett and Cecil



















Cecil’s “inspiration” from The Lost World.