John Nelson (Jack) Carey
John Nelson (Jack) CareyOccupation / Title:
1915Date of death:
Carey’s entire career in the field of animation is associated with Leon Schlesinger Productions/Warner Bros. Cartoons, where he started in 1935 as in-betweener and assistant animator for Looney Tunes, and Merrie Melodies. After two years at the studio, Carey was promoted and became an animator in 1937, and continued working on animations featuring such popular and loved characters as Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Sylvester, and Pepe le Pew. While at the studio, he was part of Bob Clampett Unit (1938-1941), Norman McCabe Unit (1942-1943), Bob McKimson Unit (1947-1951), Art Davis Unit (1948), Friz Freleng Unit (1951) and Chuck Jones Unit (1951).
After finishing his career in the animation industry in 1951, Carey became a comic book artist until his retirement in 1984. During this time, he drew such characters as Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Woody Woodpecker, Andy Panda, Huckleberry Hound, Donald Duck, Junior Woodchucks, Chip ‘n’ Dale, and Winnie the Pooh.