Jack Bradbury

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Jack Bradbury
Born John Morin Bradbury
(1914-12-27)December 27, 1914
Seattle, Washington, US
Died May 15, 2004(2004-05-15) (aged 89)
Sylmar, California, US
Occupation Animator
Years active 1935–1948

John Morin "Jack" Bradbury (December 27, 1914 – May 15, 2004) was an American animator and comic book artist.

Bradbury began working for Disney at age 20 and was responsible for key scenes in movies like Bambi, Fantasia, and Pinocchio. After working briefly for Friz Freleng at Warner Brothers, he began working for Western Publishing in 1947, illustrating Little Golden Books, other children’s books, and comic books for the Dell Comics and Gold Key Comics imprints along with the Disney Studio Program. Reportedly Walt Disney told Western that they didn’t need his approval for any of Bradbury’s work. Also, Bob Clampett specifically requested Bradbury to illustrate the comic book adaptation of his show Time for Beany.

Eye problems forced him to cut back on his output after 1970, though he still continued to work on a few projects for Disney.

He died in 2004 from kidney failure.

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