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Bob Kuwahara

Born: Aug 12, 1901

Death: Dec 10, 1964

Birthplace: Tokyo

Profession: Screenwriter

Nationality: Japan

Bob Kuwahara

Date of Birth : Aug 12, 1901
Date of Death : Dec 10, 1964
Birth Place : Tokyo

Rokuro "Bob" Kuwahara was a Japanese-born American animator best known for his work with Walt Disney and Terrytoons between the 1930s and 1960s. Kuwahara was born in Tokyo on August 12, 1901, and his family moved to the United States in 1910, where he graduated from Los Angeles Polytechnic High School in 1921. After high school he attended the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles until 1928. In 1929 Kuwahara moved to New York City to work as a commercial artist, but the stock market crash later that year forced him to return to Los Angeles. In 1932 Kuwahara began working as an animator and writer for Walt Disney, where he had a hand in shorts like Thru the Mirror and the Academy Award-nominated Who Killed Cock Robin?, as well as the feature-length film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. In 1937 Kuwahara went to work for MGM, but later spent three years in the Heart Mountain internment camp during World War II. In 1945 Kuwahara and his family moved to Larchmont, New York where he wrote and drew a comic strip called Miki for five years before low circulation forced him to drop the strip.


  • Screenwriter
  • Film director
  • Animator

Also known as

  • Rokuro "Bob" Kuwahara
  • Rokuro Kuwahara


  • Julia Kuwahara


  • Denis Kuwahara
  • Michel Kuwahara
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