Background Artists

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  • Pete Alvarado

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    "Pete Alvarado was born in 1920 and was raised in Glendale, California. He attended Chouinard Art Institute. Soon after graduating from art school he was hired at Disney as an animation assistant and first worked on Snow White and Dumbo. He worked mos..."

    Sadie Friedlander Bodin

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    "Sadie Bodin was an extremely influential animator, being the first to picket an animation studio during the fight for animation workers' rights in the 1930s. Bodin was also one of the few women animators to move up into managerial positions, becoming..."

    Claude Coates

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    "Coates began his career with The Walt Disney Company in 1935 after earning a B.A. degree in architecture and fine arts from USC and studying at the Chouinard Art Institute. As a background painter at the Disney Studios, he contributed to the backgrou..."

    Émile (Eugène Jean Louis) Courtet

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    "Émile Cohl was an important early independent cartoonist and animator, who was a caricaturist in the "Incoherent Movement" and has often been called "The Father of the Animated Cartoon.""

    Paul Julian

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    "Paul Julian was an American background and layout artist, art director and production designer whose work is best known in Warner Bros. classic Looney Tunes cartoons. He worked primari..."

    Marie-Georges-Jean Méliès

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    "George Méliès was one of the earliest filmmakers, and one of the few who experimented with the vast trick and illusionist possibilities of film, inventing a wide range of cinematic techniques. These techniques include substitution splices, multiple..."

    Tyrus Wong

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    "The recently deceased Tyrus Wong was an incredible landscape artist, he worked as a storyboard staff artist for Hollywood studios in the 1930's to 60's. Wong will be remembered for his work on Bambi, and was named a Disney Legend in 2001. "