Category Archives: Photography

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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The Tornado Outbreak of 1913

People’s lives are shaped by the experiences they have as young children.  For Walt Disney, it was the fairy tales and old Americana he was introduced to as a struggling paperboy in Missouri.  For Art Babbitt, it began with a … Continue reading

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Babbitt’s Footage of the 1938 Oscars

Happy Oscar season, everyone! The 10th Academy Awards was a unique event for the Disney Studios: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs received a nomination for best score, and The Old Mill won for best animated short. It was March 10th, 1938 … Continue reading

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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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Old Disney Studios in 3D

I used to be a big fan of the “Magic Eye” images, and I’m fascinated by the 19th century stereo photos of historical images.  They were photographed with two lenses, one beside the other, so they could be “stereo-viewed,” either … 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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