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Marge Champion / Marjorie Belcher

There is a lot to say about the great Marge Champion, more than I have time for tonight.  I just had to post something about her because … well, … last night I had a dream that I met her.  … Continue reading

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1940: Babbitt and Fergie

The year is 1940.  Disney’s is experiencing the Golden Age of animation.  But just how valuable is Art Babbitt to Walt Disney? Remember, this was before the “Nine Old Men” became defined as Disney’s top animators.  So we’ll look at … 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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Inventing Live-Action Reference for Animation

In the mid-1930’s, Art Babbitt was working at Walt Disney Studios on Hyperion Avenue in Hollywood.  It was an exciting place for a creative, intelligent mind.  It masqueraded itself as a mere animation studio, but is was really  a bunch … Continue reading

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The Snow White Wrap Party – part 1

On the weekend of June 4, 1938, Walt rewarded his hard-working staff with a 2-day party at the Lake Narconian resort hotel near Palm Springs.  It was a thank-you to the overworked artists (their families were invited, too), who had … Continue reading

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