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Subject: ARCHIVE: January 12, 2000 ~Famed animator Marc Davis, affectionately known as one of Disney's "Nine Old Men", starting with Disney company in 1935, and consulted until his death in 86. ...


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Marc Fraser Davis
(March 30, 1913 January 12, 2000)


Prominent American artist and animator for Walt Disney Studios. He was one of Disney's Nine Old Men, the famed
core animators of Disney animated films, and was revered for his knowledge and understanding of visual aesthetics.

Disney animator ...
Marc Davis was responsible for many Disney characters.
The ones he mainly designed and animated are :

=Snow White from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

=Bambi, Faline, Thumper, female rabbit, Flower and female skunk from Bambi (1942)

=Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox and Brer Bear from Song of the South (1946)

=Mr. Toad, Cyril Proudbottom, Rat, Mole, Angus MacBadger,
Mr. Winkie and the weasels from The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)

=Cinderella, Stepsisters (tearing Cinderella's dress apart), Prince Charming, the King (close up of hands and bookends)
and the Grand Duke (close up of hands and bookends) from Cinderella (1950)

=Alice and the eyeglasses creature from Alice in Wonderland (1951)

=Tinker Bell and Mrs. Darling from Peter Pan (1953)

=Aurora, Maleficent, Diablo the Raven, Prince Phillip (a few scenes), King Stefan, and Queen Leah from Sleeping Beauty (1959)

=Cruella de Vil and Anita from 101 Dalmatians (1961) ...


Walt Disney Imagineering ...
=Davis, a brilliant draftsman, also designed the characters for many Disneyland rides and show animatronics:

=The Jungle Cruise (1955)

=Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland (1960)

=The Enchanted Tiki Room (1963)

=Ford's Magic Skyway (1964)

=Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln (1964)

=The Carousel of Progress (1964)

=It's a Small World (1964)

=Pirates of the Caribbean (1967) ...


=The Haunted Mansion (1969)

=The Country Bear Jamboree (1971)

=America Sings (1974)

=Western River Expedition (never built)

After Disney ...
In 1989, he was named a Disney Legend. He was also the recipient of the much-coveted Mousecar (the Disney equivalent of an Oscar).
Davis died on January 12, 2000. That same month, the Marc Fraser Davis Scholarship Fund formally was established at the California Institute of the Arts. ...


Links ...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Davis_(animator)
https://old.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=9445468

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