VIRGIL WALTER ROSS (August 8, 1907 – May 15, 1996) was an American artist, cartoonist, and animator best known for his work on the Warner Bros. animated shorts.
* 1 Early years * 2 Cartooning and animation * 3 Awards * 4 References * 5 External links
Virgil Ross (as he was usually known) spent his early years in New
York state and in
CARTOONING AND ANIMATION
His introduction to cartooning was in high-school, where he took a
class in that art form. Early work was done for Charles B. Mintz
He was notably self-effacing. In an interview with John Province in 1989, he is quoted as saying "I always had an eye for movement, and I think this kept me in the business a lot longer than a lot of guys, despite the fact that I really wasn't very good at drawing. When I started out in animation, you didn't have to be a good artist. I just had a little natural talent, and it's mostly just timing anyway."
Of the very many characters Ross animated, he is most closely
In the interview of Ross, published in Animato magazine #19, Virgil
recalls (on page 17) how the character of
Virgil Ross received the highest awards available in his profession:
the Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists Golden Award (1984) and the
Winsor McCay Award (1988). Three of the cartoons he had animated won
* ^ http://www.cataroo.com/cst_WOODY.html * ^ "Animato!, no. 19 (1989), Province, John. "Termite Terrace Tenancy: Virgil Ross Remembers". p. 19". Retrieved 2007-11-14. * ^ "Animato!, no. 19 (1989), Province, John. "Termite Terrace Tenancy: Virgil Ross Remembers". p. 19". Retrieved 2009-02-02. * ^ "Animato!, no. 19 (1989), Province, John. "Termite Terrace Tenancy: Virgil Ross Remembers". pp. 16-19". Retrieved 2007-11-14. * ^ "Animation Guild Golden Honorees, 1984-2005". The Animation Guild. Retrieved 2007-12-31. * ^ Canby, Vincent. "NY TImes biography of Virgil Ross". New York Times. Retrieved 2007-11-14. * ^ "Clampett Studio biography of Virgil Ross". Clampett Studio. Retrieved 2007-11-14. * ^ "AWN Virgil Ross obituary". Animation World Network. Retrieved 2007-11-14.