Charles "Bernard" Garbutt was born in Ontario, CA, the son of a Canadian horse trader, and early on developed a keen interest in drawing and observing animals. He was to ultimately become a feature illustrator for the Los Angeles Times.
|Garbutt showing his drawing to a horse|
Garbutt eventually taught animal drawing both at Disney Studios and Chouinard, and he worked out of the Los Angeles Zoo as a classroom.
Garbutt did at least one cartoon for Lantz Studio, Dick Lundy's Bathing Buddies. During WWII he was hired as an artist for Screen Gems Productions in Hollywood. He’s credited on the satirical WWII-oriented Song of Victory (1942). After Lantz, he retired from animation and wrote and illustrated children’s books, including Timothy the Deer, Up Goes the Big Top, Hodie and Hold the Rein Free.
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