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Happy 106th Birthday, Art Babbitt

  In honor of Art Babbitt’s birthday, I’m sharing an interesting bit of European memorabilia.  Ten years ago this year, Babbitt was honored with an exhibit of his work in Austria’s Gallerie Maringer.   … Does anyone care to translate? Advertisements

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Marge Champion receives Lifetime Achievement Award Tonight!

Disney fans might recognize Marge Champion, ex-wife and muse of Art Babbitt, as any one of these three characters: But to the dancing public, she’s a legend for her actual on-screen appearances.  And this very night, she is receiving a … Continue reading

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Margaret Thatcher and Labo(u)r Strikes

Yesterday’s news that Margaret Thatcher passed away left me with recollections of the musical “Billy Elliot.”  Did you manage to catch this show while it was on Broadway?  Its backdrop is the tumultuous UK coal miners’ strike in the 1980s, … Continue reading

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This Calls for a Celebration!

Today BabbittBlog celebrates its One Year Anniversary! Thank you to everyone who commented, “Liked,” Followed, and supported the ongoing research of Art Babbitt’s upcoming biography!

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Queen Meme

An Internet meme (pron.: /ˈmiːm/ MEEM) is a concept that spreads from person to person via the Internet

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The First Disney Task

When Art finally got hired at Disney Studios in July 1932, he, like countless others before and after him, was assigned to inbetween another animator’s drawings. Inbetweening is low on the animation rung, but luckily for Art, the studio had … 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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