Lou Debney virtually spent his whole life working at Disney.
His claim to fame, however, comes from his key roles on the Mickey Mouse Club and Zorro, as he acted as producer of about 100 episodes of the first series and virtually all episodes of the second.
In the ‘60s he became production coordinator on The Wonderful World of Color and seems to have remained active at the Studio till his death on April 8, 1986.
In 1975, Dave Smith interviewed Lou Debney about his role in the war productions. This interview, as well as those of Ward Kimball, Frank Thomas, Harry Tytle and Erwin Verity on the same subject, served as the main basis for Richard Shale’s in-depth book about Disney during WWII: Donald Duck Joins Up. […]