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 .
He was employed in
Los Angeles at
Leon Schlesinger Productions, which
Looney Tunes and
Merrie Melodies series of cartoons for
Warner Bros. , as a cameraman, technician and general troubleshooter.
In 1944, after
Warner Bros. bought out Schlesinger and the studio was
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 for Best
Animated Short Subject for 1958 for the
Bugs Bunny cartoon Knighty
Knight Bugs . Burton left
Warner Bros. in 1960 to become an executive
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