Category Archives: Film

Walt Disney Praises his Victor Camera

An original ad, circa 1935, featuring Walt and Art.  From Art Babbitt’s collection. Advertisements

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1936 Lecture part 2: Animation is Acting

Babbitt continues his lecture to the Disney creative staff on the 23rd of September, 1936.  Here he talks about the strides they’ve already made and that they continually need to make –  to find inspiration in the most sophisticated cinema … Continue reading

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1936 Lecture: Animation is Music

In the 1930s, Walt Disney moved forward with his in-studio education program.  As was regular office practice at the time, he also had stenographers keeping track of all discussions and notes. A training course lecture series was started to allow … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from Bill and Art

What luck that Art Babbitt saved this terrific Christmas card that he and Bill Tytla devised. The two were living together in a sprawling bachelor pad on Tuxedo Terrace.  They were also working together as top animators at the Walt … Continue reading

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Mushrooms can Dance!

When Michael Culhane was ten years old, he interviewed Art Babbitt in his family’s home, about how Art animated Fantasia’s Mushroom Dance, and he little protagonist, Hop Low. “Where did Hop Low come from?” I asked him. Mr. Babbitt told … Continue reading

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Dopey Scamble

Here’s closer look at an Art Babbitt scene from the “Spooks” sequence of Snow White.  If there were ever a chance to identify the style of animator, here is one.  This crazy scramble when Dopey thinks there’s a ghost in … Continue reading

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“Spooks” Scene from Snow White

Happy Halloween, animation fans! The “Spooks” Sequence of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs contained some beautiful Dwarf animation by Babbitt. Along with the Wicked Queen, Dopey was Babbitt’s other main character in the film. . Watching these scenes two … Continue reading

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