Monday, March 30, 2009

March 30: Birth of a Disney Legend

On this day in 1913, Marc Davis (animator and one of Walt's early Imagineers) was born in Bakersfield, California.
First employed at the Disney Studio in 1935, he worked on such classic animated features as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Bambi (developing young Bambi and Thumper), and Song of the South (animating Brer Rabbit). But his most memorable creations are Tinker Bell in Peter Pan and Cruella De Vil in 101 Dalmatians.
One of Walt's "Nine Old Men," Davis was also a brilliant draftsmen. As a member of WED Enterprises he helped design such classic Disneyland attractions as The Enchanted Tiki Room, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Haunted Mansion. He also had a helping hand in designing all 4 of Disney's 1964 World's Fair attractions.
Named a Disney Legend in 1989, Marc Davis passed away in January 2000.

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