Gilbert Turner (born 11th of September 1913 in Los Angeles, USA, died in Phoenix, Arizona 1967) started out as an iceman before he came into animation.

As an animator, he worked with commercial films until 1938, where he moved to Warner Bros animating on Porky Pig, Bugs Bunny and others and from an independent studio together with Jack Bradbury and others until 1944. From 1944 to 1946, he made educational films for the government etc.

From 1944 to 1950, Turner animated Barney Bear and Tom & Jerry for MGM. 1953-1956 it was Woody Woodpecker, Chilly Willy and Maw & Paw for Walter Lantz before joining Format Films where he worked on The Chipmunks television series.

1956-1957 he directed the Mr. Magoo animated cartoons for UPA. In 1961, he did animation on Snagglepuss and 1961-1962 he was animation director on The Alvin Show. Through to 1967 he was a storyboard artist on The Flintstones for Hanna-Barbera.

As for comics Turner did script and artwork for Standard Comics, American Comics Group and Dearfield Comics from 1944-1948 with Homer Hound, Bugsy Bear Family, Ringo, Happy and others for ‘Coo Coo’, ‘Giggle’ and ‘Ha-Ha’ comic books.

Turner did script and artwork for his own newspaper strip Chico 1948-1949 followed by Holly Woo in the 1950es.

For Western Publishing he did artwork and some scripts for Disney characters such as Li’l Bad Wolf, Mickey Mouse, Bucky Bug, Bongo and Dumbo as well as Warner Bros characters such as Bugs Bunny, Sniffles and Mary Jane as well as Porky Pig 1947-1957.