Category Archives: Mickey Mouse

The Third Disney Task

By early August, 1932, Babbitt had successfully proven himself among the ranks of the novice animation talent.  Ben Sharpsteen was probably impressed with Babbitt’s Pluto work on the previous assignment, so he gave him a few more Pluto scenes in … Continue reading

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The Second Disney Task

After Babbitt completed his first inbetweening test, news of his speed spread across the studio “like wildfire.”  Cartoons were, by their nature, expensive to make, requiring more time to produce six minutes of footage than a live action film required.  … Continue reading

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Walt Disney Praises his Victor Camera

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

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1936 Lecture part 3: Animation is Study

Art Babbitt’s lecture to the Disney Staff on September 23, 1936 continues here.  Don’t miss parts One and Two.  In this section, Babbitt speaks some motivating words about being sensitive and critical to the world all around.

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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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Art’s Group photo labeling

Years after the Disney group photo (with ice cream) was taken, Babbitt identified and labeled each of the artists in the pic.   His labeling is below.  He worked with the animation team as well as the writing team, sitting … Continue reading

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Disney Studio with Ice Cream

I love this photo.  This was taken at the dawn of the Disney Golden Age.  Walt’s brother and business partner Roy had secured licensing deals, and with extra money from Mickey Mouse ice cream, wristwatches, cereal, etc., Walt had the … Continue reading

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