Category Archives: 1942-1946: Repercussions

Courtroom Testimony: THE DISNEY PROCESS

October 8, 1942.  Disney animator Art Babbitt sits on the witness stand in California Superior Court.  He is using Walt Disney Productions over wrongful termination. On November 24, 1941, 98 Disney artists were laid off.  For the most part, these … Continue reading

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Art Babbitt, Marine

Happy Memorial Day, everyone. On November 5, 1942, Arthur Harold Babbitt entered active duty in the Marine Corps.  He was honorably discharged on October 29, 1945, a Master Technical Sergeant, having attained special proficiency as a Landfall Technician.

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Snow White on Tour

Well, here we are, in Pittsburgh, on Friday, January 26th.  How’s 1940 treating you so far?  Brrr — Cold enough  for you?  Hey, hows about we take in a show tonight?  It just so happens I have a copy of … Continue reading

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Dina Babbitt: The Book

Dina Babbitt, Art’s third wife and mother of his children, was an artist and a hero in her own right.  A Jewish art student in WWII Europe, she survived Auschwitz – and bargained for her mother’s life – by painting … Continue reading

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Dina Babbitt: The Comic

Dina Babbitt was many things: Art Babbitt’s third wife (married April 17, 1948), the mother of his children, an artist, a Holocaust survivor, a hero, an activist. A Jewish art student in WWII Czechoslovakia, she survived Auschwitz – and bargained … Continue reading

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Sergeant Babbitt, WWII Hero

Happy Memorial Day, America!  In honor of our troops, past and present, I give you a sampling of some records of Art Babbitt’s military history. If you worked in Hollywood at the outbreak of America’s involvement in WWII, you may … Continue reading

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