Robert (Bob) BentleyOccupation / Title:
1907Date of death:
Bentley began his adventure with animation in the late 1920s. By the mid 1930s, he worked as an animator for Leon Schlesinger. In 1938 he temporarily moved to Fleischer Studios to work on the feature Gulliver’s Travels (1939), and in 1941 moved to Walter Lantz Studio. In the mid 1940s, he moved again, this time to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Cartoon Studio.
In the 1950s, he worked for both MGM and Walter Lantz Studio, finally settling with Lantz. During the 1960s and 1970s, he worked for United Productions of America (UPA), Hanna-Barbera Productions, Paramount Cartoon Studios, Filmation, Ed Graham Productions, and DePatie-Freleng Enterprises (DFE). Throughout his career, Bentley worked with and under the supervision of such famous animators as Frank Tashlin, Frederick B. (Tex) Avery, Dick Lundy and Paul Smith.