Bruce Bickford (Seattle, 1947 - 28 April 2019 ) was an American animator primarily working with clay animation. He worked with Zappa between 1974 and 1980 creating the claymation work and animated performances in the movie "Baby Snakes" (1979). Bickford's animation first appeared in the Zappa TV special "A Token Of His Extreme" (1974), and can also be seen in the FZ films "The Amazing Mr. Bickford", "The Dub Room Special", and "Video From Hell".
Bickford was profiled in the 2004 documentary "Monster Road," directed by Brett Ingram. The film won numerous awards at film festivals and received international acclaim.
He passed in 2019 at the age of 72.