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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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“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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Chess Board by Disney Artists in 1940

I was about to write, “It’s not often that I get blown away by a piece of Disney history,” … but that’s not true.  The best part of studying Disney history is the peek you often get into the lives … Continue reading

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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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