Mark Langer: How did you hear about [Dumbo]?
Bill Hurtz: I was working at Disney’s, and I was Art Babbitt’s assistant at the time. We had finished our work on Fantasia. I had started with Art on Pinocchio and then we moved to Fantasia.
ML: So you worked on the “Dance of the Mushrooms”?
BH: That’s right. Then Art did the stork in Dumbo. And then I was moved from Art’s unit to Freddie Moore’s unit to become a junior animator. I worked with Fred Moore as both as an assistant and junior animator on the balance of Dumbo.
ML: So you worked on Timothy the Mouse?
BH: That’s right.
ML: Was Dumbo originally meant to be a short? I found some evidence of that.
BH: I’ve no idea.
- Parent entry
- 1 - Letters of Otto Englander (Otto Englander)
- 2 - Jack Campbell [biography] (Steven Hartley)
- 3 - Van Kaufman (Mark Langer)
- 4 - Ward Kimball (Mark Langer)
- 5 - Bill Hurtz
- 6 - Fini Rudiger-Littlejohn (Michael Barrier)
- 7 - Fini (Josephine) Rudiger-Littlejohn (Helmut G. Asper)
- 8 - Eric Gurney interview and letters to Eric Gurney (Random House)
- 9 - Wilfred Jackson (Dave Smith)
- 10 - Eric Larson (John Culhane)
- 11 - Burny Mattinson (EMC West)
- 12 - Letter by George Harding Foster to Harrison B. Kinney (George Harding Foster)
- 13 - Marc Davis (Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston)
- 14 - Claude Coats and Evie Coats (Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston)
- 15 - Wathel Rogers (Dave Smith)
- 16 - Bob Otto (Michael Broggie)
- 17 - Marvin Davis and Marjorie Davis (Michael Broggie, Gary Oakland)
- 18 - Marty Sklar (Chuck Schmidt)
- 19 - Marty Sklar (Michael Broggie)
- 20 - Joe Fowler (Jay Horan)
- 21 - Rock Hall (Jim Korkis)
- 22 - Pat Burke (Alain Littaye)