Richard Thompson
Born(1914-08-26)August 26, 1914
DiedJune 12, 1998(1998-06-12) (aged 83)
Known forRoad Runner cartoons

Richard Thompson (26 August 1914 – 12 June 1998) was an American animator who worked at several animated cartoon departments over a career of four decades.


Thompson's longest association was with Chuck Jones at Warner Bros. Cartoons and MGM Animation/Visual Arts. Notably, he was an animator on Chuck Jones' Road Runner cartoons. He also worked at Hanna-Barbera and DePatie–Freleng Enterprises. He animated for Tom and Jerry cartoons; for one Peanuts animated special, He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown; and for two Babar TV specials by Mendelson-Melendez Productions, The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant and Babar Comes to America.