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Category Archives: miscellaneous
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?
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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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
Walt Disney Praises his Victor Camera
An original ad, circa 1935, featuring Walt and Art. From Art Babbitt’s collection.
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.
Posted in 1932-1941: Disney Glory Days, Animation, California, Disney, Hollywood, Mickey Mouse, miscellaneous Tagged 1930s, Acting, Art Babbitt, Disney, Disney Studios, Laurel and Hardy, lecture, Mickey's Polo Team, Pluto, Silly Symphonies, Silly Symphony, The China Shop, The Mad Doctor Leave a comment
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
Posted in 1932-1941: Disney Glory Days, Animation, Disney, Mickey Mouse, miscellaneous, Nine Old Men, Photography Tagged Albert Hurter, Art Babbitt, Bery Lewis, Bill Cotrell, Burt Gillette, Dick Lundy, Disney Studios, Frank Churchill, Freddy Moore, Gerry Geronomi, Gille De Tremadain, Ham Luske, Harry Reeves, Hugh Hennesy, Johnny Cannon, Leigh Harline, Les Clark, Pinto Colvig, Tead Sears, Walt Disney, Webb Smith, Wilfred Jackson 1 Comment
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
Posted in miscellaneous Tagged Disney, Fun and Fancy Free, Goofy, lyrics, Mickey and the Beanstalk, song 2 Comments