We all remember our first job, first car, and certainly our first love. Like everyone else I’ve got a “first” as well, only mine is going to be a little different. I remember my first animated scene in a Disney cartoon, and how that scene ushered me into the highly coveted position of “animator” at the Mouse House. We’ll get to that cartoon in a bit, but first a little Disney history.

Let’s go back to the nineteen sixties with the completion of the feature film One Hundred and One Dalmatians. Disney’s animation department had already suffered a severe downsizing after Sleeping Beauty. But now animation was informed it would have to tighten its belt even more. […]

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