Tag Archives: Art Babbitt

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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“Canadian Capers” draft

“Canadian Capers” was produced by Terrytoons and released on August 23, 1931.  Uniquely, this was assigned to only four animators:  Frank Moser, Jerry Shields, Bill Tytla and Art Babbitt. (UPDATE: Scroll Below for scene-by-scene mosaic) Frank Moser was the man … Continue reading

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The Third Disney Task

By early August, 1932, Babbitt had successfully proven himself among the ranks of the novice animation talent.  Ben Sharpsteen was probably impressed with Babbitt’s Pluto work on the previous assignment, so he gave him a few more Pluto scenes in … Continue reading

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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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1936 Lecture part 2: Animation is Acting

Babbitt continues his lecture to the Disney creative staff on the 23rd of September, 1936.  Here he talks about the strides they’ve already made and that they continually need to make –  to find inspiration in the most sophisticated cinema … Continue reading

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Aldous Huxley on New Years Day

To give you an idea of the scope of Babbitt’s celebrity while working at the Disney Studios, at age 34 he was invited to Aldous Huxley’s home for New Years.  A quote from Babbitt’s journal on Jan 1, 1942: Rang … Continue reading

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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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