Tag Archives: 1930s

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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Merry Christmas from Bill and Art

What luck that Art Babbitt saved this terrific Christmas card that he and Bill Tytla devised. The two were living together in a sprawling bachelor pad on Tuxedo Terrace.  They were also working together as top animators at the Walt … Continue reading

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“Spooks” Scene from Snow White

Happy Halloween, animation fans! The “Spooks” Sequence of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs contained some beautiful Dwarf animation by Babbitt. Along with the Wicked Queen, Dopey was Babbitt’s other main character in the film. . Watching these scenes two … Continue reading

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“Mickey’s Amateurs”

This Goofy scene from Mickey’s Amateurs (1937) was animated by Art with live reference (a technique he developed), and it happens to be one of my favorite bits of animation ever.  I remember seeing it as a little kid back … Continue reading

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Marge Champion, Disney and Art Babbitt

On Monday I had the honor of meeting the lovely Marge Champion in her Manhattan apartment. Marge Belcher was born on September 2nd, 1919.  When she was 13 years old, she tried out as for the part of a reference … Continue reading

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New York 1936 on Film

Though he worked and lived a Hollywood life in the 1930s, Art Babbitt would visit New York often.  He had lived and worked in New York from the ages of 16 to 24.  For a kid whose “higher education” was … Continue reading

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Disney and Babbitt – the 30s in Public Records

As the authorized biographer of Art Babbitt, I have access to a lot of private materials – photos, home movies, journals, etc. — all chronicling this man’s incredible life and complex mind. But today I’m going to present some non-exclusive … Continue reading

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