Category Archives: 1946-1970s: Later Years

Animated Commercials, Hanna Barbera commercials, and more.

The 3rd Annual Annie Awards

The Annie Awards is the Oscars for the animation industry:  the highest honor awarded by one’s peers in the animation field.  The tradition was started by the incredible June Foray, a ubiquitous voice talent from the Golden age of Looney … Continue reading

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More Babbitt Walk Cycles

In 1948, Art Babbitt was in Paris working with Lou Bunin on his stop-motion Alice in Wonderland film.  Babbitt’s walk cycles were used as pre-production reference for the animators.  Four of them have been previously published and I’ve already scanned … Continue reading

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Walk Cycles from “Alice in Wonderland”

Lou Bunin was a stop-motion animation master, but seeing these drawings animate makes me crave a hand-drawn Alice to challenge Disney’s.   I would have loved to have seen more of Babbitt’s drawings move! Thanks to the late, great Shamus … Continue reading

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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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