Category Archives: 1946-1970s: Later Years

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More Alice In Wonderland Character Designs

After I previously posted some Babbitt drawings of characters for Lou Bunin’s Alice in Wonderland, I stumbled across a tribute website that his daughter, Amy, put together.  She writes: “Lou began working on Alice in 1946, just after the end of … Continue reading

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Alice In Wonderland Character Designs

************* UPDATE!  Click HERE for part 2!  ************** Soon after he left Disney in January of 1947, Art Babbitt got a job as character designer with Lou Bunin on his 1949 film version of Alice in Wonderland (eventually released in … Continue reading

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Art Babbitt on PM Magazine

Art Babbitt on PM Magazine, circa 1982 With Richard Williams, daughter/reporter Michele Babbitt, and a cameo by future Disney animator Eric Goldberg! This was taped while Babbitt was working on The Thief and the Cobbler, an animated film Williams was … Continue reading

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Art Babbitt’s Roast: Mel Blanc

Ah, Mel Blanc.  “The Man of A Thousand Voices,” and among them Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck,  and literally hundreds of other cartoon characters. As posted previously, Art Babbitt celebrated his 50th year in animation on May 25th, 1974. He was … Continue reading

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Art Babbitt’s Roast: Chuck Jones

Chuck Jones is many things:  a father of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, creator of the Roadrunner and Pepe Le Pew, director of the Grinch, … and Art’s Babbitt’s friend. On May 25th, 1974, when Art Babbitt was 66 years … Continue reading

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