While cartoon characters are brought to life by the animator and his assistants, these characters need a place to live, and it is up to the background stylist to provide that world. One of animation’s most renowned background stylists is Walt Peregoy, who designed the worlds for Disney’s One Hundred and One Dalmatians, The Sword in the Stone, and Windwagon Smith.
Peregoy’s original designs have also encompassed architectural environments, sculptures, and theme-park shows and rides, such as Kraft’s The Land pavilion and Kodak’s Journey into Imagination at Disney’s EPCOT Center in Florida.

Walt and Bob Miller discussed his career in a series of three interviews at Sullivan Bluth Studios; the following is a condensation of these interviews. […]

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