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Ken Anderson

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Seattle, Washington, USA.


Versatile talent lent to a long and project filed career in animation. Remembered best for his work as art director on Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).

Family and early life

Born in Seattle, Washington.

Career outline

Anderson started out as an architect then began in animation as a sketch artist for MGM. He began work at Disney on September 3, 1934 where he began animation work on Silly Symphony shorts. He would go on to work on the majority of classic Disney feature length animated films. Walt Disney chose Anderson personally to help design attractions for his Disneyland theme park. He retired from the animation department on March 31, 1978. Author of Nessie and the Little Blind Boy of Loch Ness, published in 1992.      

Honors and awards

Anderson won the Winsor McCay Award in 1982 and was honored as a Disney Legend in 1991, just two years before he died.




  • Lenburg, Jeff. Who’s Who in Animated Cartoons. Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2006.

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