Category Archives: Disney

Technicolor sides with Strikers

Here’s an interesting handbill.  Dated July 11 (1941), it advertises the support of the color film processors’ union for the Disney strikers. Caricatured below is Walt, hiding behind Willie Bioff.  The company hired Bioff to represent the company during arbitration … Continue reading

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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 7

Now, here are some people who worked especially closely with Walt: Carolyn Shafer knows Mickey a little too personally, Dick Lundy is a jack of all trades, and Wilfred Jackson is staying out of trouble.

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1931 Disney Staff Caricatures & Profiles – pt 6

Almost at the end now, folks!  But first – Bill Garity is an ethnic stereotype, Earl Duvall plays dirty politics, and Emil Flohri belongs in a museum!

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1931 Disney Staff Caricatures & Profiles – pt 5

Here in the continued auto-bios of the Disney staffers, Bert Lewis lists his creds, Floy Gottfredson touts his own good looks, and Burt Gillett name-drops.

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1931 Disney Staff Caricatures & Profiles – pt 4

Next up in the cavalcade of 1931 Disney staffers: Tom Palmer can’t pronounce “black sheep”; Bill Cottrell fled for his freedom; and Rudy Zamora s your drug pusher.  

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1931 Disney Staff Caricatures & Profiles – pt 3

Next up from Motion Picture Daily: Jack Cutting recognizes his nanny, Norm Ferguson pays homage to his New York roots, and Ben Sharpsteen shrugs his way through success.  

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