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Fine Art Babbitt
Brian Sibley

Brian Sibley reviews Channel 4’s documentary about veteran Disney animator, Art Babbitt.

Young Art Babbitt appears in unique 16mm footage from his personal archives.

For years his name languished in obscurity: official Disney historians ignored his existence, while those who wrote about Disney in critical, iconoclastic terms only ever referred to him darkly as the animator who led the Disney studio strike of 1941.

Having reached the venerable age of 80, Art Babbitt is finally receiving, in some measure, the recognition due to him, and even the Disney studio now feels able to acknowledge his unique contribution to such films as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Fantasia and Dumbo.

Evidence of this recognition was his appearance, in 1986, at a Guardian Lecture at London’s National Film Theatre – an event featured in Channel 4’s documentary Animating Art (Producer/Director: Imogen Sutton).

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Persons

Les Clark (Reference), Brian Sibley (Author), Richard Williams (Reference), Arthur Harold Babitsky (Art Babbitt) (Subject), Pinto Colvig (Reference), Norm Ferguson (Reference)

Keywords

Fantasia (1940) (Fantasia), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Snow White), Pinocchio (1940) (Pinocchio), Animation (Animartion), Goofy, Review, Dumbo (1941) (Dumbo), Strike

Source

Title
Source type Magazine
Volume 21
Published
Language en
Document type Feature
Media type text
Page count 1
Pages p. 17

Metadata

Id 4720
Availability Free
Inserted 2020-02-21