Tag Archives: Bill Tytla

Babbitt’s Disney Friends

Disney artists need time to unwind while making milestones like Snow White and Pinocchio.  Here are some brief clips of some of Babbitt’s friends from the Disney studio having fun during the late 1930s. For those of you keeping track, … Continue reading

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Ferdinand the Bull

Ever the puckish trickster, Ward Kimball caricatured himself and his fellow animator as the parade of bullfighters in the 1938 Oscar-winning short, Ferdinand the Bull.  The two-page spread below is from a film magazine in Babbitt’s personal collection.  This bit … Continue reading

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Disney’s Art Models

For the Disney artists of the 1930s and early 40s, a huge credit of their exponential growth is owed to the in-studio art classes.  And while teachers like Don Graham and Eugene Fleury deserve their due, this post is to … 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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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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Disney Artists with Guns

Art Babbitt always had a 16mm camera with him – a real movie bug.  He brought his camera with him the day he, Bill Tytla and Les Clark  went clay shooting.  Golden-age Disney artists having fun in the sun!  Circa 1937.

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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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