Category Archives: Animation

1931 Disney Staff Caricatures & Profiles – pt 8

In this, the final installment of snippets from the June 20, 1931 issue of Motion Picture Daily, I had to composite some various images together to doctor a complete caricature of Walt and Frank Churchill.  Enjoy this glimpse at Walt … Continue reading

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1931 Disney Staff Caricatures & Profiles – pt 2

Johnny Cannon loves sex, Hazell Sewell makes no bones about her job, and Frenchy de Tremaudan self-depricates.

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1931 Disney Staff Caricatures & Profiles – pt 1

Half by accident, half by definite purpose, I stumbled upon an auction of Disney memorabilia and in it was included a page of a magazine called Motion Picture Daily.  It had caricatures of Disney staffers from the early ’30s.  After … Continue reading

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Fantasia Live at Lincoln Center

View animation from Disney’s golden age, side by side that of today’s generation.  Sequences from Fantasia and Fantasia 2000  will be screened at Lincoln Center in New York City, accompanied by a live symphony orchestra .  By your tix today! … Continue reading

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News: Disney Lays Off Hand-Drawn Animators

DISNEY STUDIOS ENDS 90-YEAR RUN OF DRAWN ANIMATION This was reported earlier this evening by Animation Scoop: Around 150 Disney staffers were let go on Wednesday (less than 5%) as part of an ongoing effort to streamline operations in keeping … Continue reading

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The Camel with Wrinkled Knees

One of Babbitt’s best latter-day scenes is from the feature film, Raggedy Ann and Andy: A Musical Adventure (1977), directed by Richard Williams.  For 1970s animators and kids of the 1970s/early 1980s, the film is still appreciated; for almost everyone … Continue reading

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Country Cousin Draft Mosaic

One of Babbitt’s greatest animated sequences is of drunken Abner, the Country Mouse, in Disney’s Oscar-winning short, “The Country Cousin” (1936).  This mosaic of the animator draft not only includes the names of the artist for each scene, but also … Continue reading

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