Carl Bell enjoyed his 41-year career in animation, and looks back on his animating gigs for Chuck Jones, Ralph Bakshi, and Bob Clampett (among others) with great fondess. But he probably wouldn’t have gotten into the animation business in California if an animation icon hadn’t pointed the way.
When Carl was a young Canadian artist, he journeyed to New York City and had an audience with animation great Bill Tytla, who told him he should go to Europe to study the great art masters, and then journey to Los Angeles.
“That’s where most of the animation business is, so that’s where you should be.”
And so, shortly thereafter, began Carl Bell’s long and happy work time in the cartoon biz.