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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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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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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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Happy Leftover Day!

“Turkey, lobster, sweet potato pie/ “Pancakes piled up til they reach the sky/ “Lots of starches, lots of greens, fancy chocolate-covered [beans!]” “I’m gonna eat an’ eat an’ eat an’ eat an’ eat until I die.” -Goofy, in Fun and … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Well, Gorsh! One thing I’m thankful for is the incredible people I’ve met through this blog — not to mention all the amazing comments you have shared.   It’s so gratifying to know that others are inspired by this blog, so … Continue reading

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Congratulations to President Obama

The Race is Over!  President Barrack Obama has beaten Mitt Romney and won his second term! — even before the votes of Florida have been completely counted, though the state has been leaning toward Obama.  Good thing, too, because otherwise … Continue reading

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Remember to Vote!

Don’t be a goof! Be dogged in exercising your right to VOTE tomorrow. Find your polling location here.

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