Letters of Termination

Seventy-five years ago today, Art Babbitt was fired from Walt Disney Productions.

It was Tuesday, May 27, 1941.  Babbitt was coming in from lunch and the security guard apologetically  handed him an envelope containing two letters.  “Bad news, Art,” he said.  Babbitt cleverly asked for a chance to collect his personal belongings, and so a guard remained with Babbitt as he picked up his car and drove it in front of the animation building.  Babbitt deliberately took his time as he carried his things out of the animation building to his car, while onlookers gathered by the hundreds.

Below are copies of those two letters.

BabbittLetterDisney01   Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 11.19.22 PM

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