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JOHN W. BURTON (August 18, 1906 – June 1, 1978) was an American cinematographer and producer best known for his work at Warner Bros. Cartoons . Burton was born on August 18, 1906, in Rockford, Illinois
Rockford, Illinois
. He was employed in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
at Leon Schlesinger
Leon Schlesinger
Productions, which made the Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
and Merrie Melodies
Merrie Melodies
series of cartoons for Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
, as a cameraman, technician and general troubleshooter. In 1944, after Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
bought out Schlesinger and the studio was renamed Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Cartoons, Burton was promoted to production manager. In 1958, after Eddie Selzer retired, he was promoted to producer. He was also able to accept the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Animated Short Subject for 1958 for the Bugs Bunny
Bugs Bunny
cartoon Knighty Knight Bugs . Burton left Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
in 1960 to become an executive at Pacific Title ">

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