Arthur "Art" Babbitt (October 8, 1907 - March 4, 1992) was a Disney animator. October 8 is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years). ... 1907 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Walt Disney Company (also known as Disney) (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ...
He received over 80 awards as animation director and animator, but is most famous for creating Goofy. He worked as an animator or animation director on films like The Three Little Pigs (1933), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Fantasia (1940), and The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964), among others. Animation is the technique in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model unit (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result with a... Goofy Goofy is a fictional character from the Walt Disneys Mickey Mouse universe. ... Three Little Pigs is a fairy tale featuring talking animals. ... Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the first animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... Fantasia is a 1940 motion picture, the third in the Disney animated features canon, which was a Walt Disney experiment in animation and music. ... The Incredible Mr. ...
Babbitt was one of the highest paid Disney animators at the time of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, earning two hundred dollars a week, but he subsequently became a leader of the 1941 strike at the Disney studio.
Babbitt's comments about his 1942 suit against Disney, for bonuses he claimed he was due for work on Pinocchio and other cartoons, must be taken with a large grain of salt.
Babbitt lost that suit, and the language of Judge John Gee Clark's opinion does not suggest that he was secretly sympathetic to Babbitt.
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