Awards & Winners

John W. Burton

Date of Birth 18-August-1906
Place of Birth Rockford
(United States of America, Illinois, Area codes 815 and 779, Area code 815, Area code 779)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as John Burton, John William Burton
Profession Film Producer
John W. Burton was an American cinematographer and producer best known for his work at Warner Bros. Cartoons. Burton was born on August 18, 1906, in Rockford, Illinois. He was employed in Los Angeles at Leon Schlesinger Productions, which made the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons for Warmer Bros., as a cameraman, technician and general troubleshooter. In 1944, after Warner Bros. bought out Schlesinger and the studio was renamed Warner Bros. Cartoons, Burton was promoted to production manager. In 1957, he was promoted to producer and was able to accept the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Subject for 1958 for the Bugs Bunny cartoon Knighty Knight Bugs. Burton left Warner Bros. in 1960 to become an executive at Pacific Title and Art which Schlesinger founded. Burton died June 1, 1978, at age 71 in Los Angeles.

Awards by John W. Burton

Check all the awards nominated and won by John W. Burton.


Nominations 1959 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Academy Award for Best Short Film (Animated) Mexicali Shmoes


Academy Award for Best Short Film (Animated)
Honored for : Knighty Knight Bugs

Nominations 1958 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Academy Award for Best Short Film (Animated) Knighty Knight Bugs