Marc Davis (animator)

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Marc Davis
Born Marc Fraser Davis
March 30, 1913
Bakersfield, California
Died January 12, 2000(2000-01-12) (aged 86)
Glendale, California
Occupation Film animator, Disney Imagineer
Spouse(s) Alice Estes Davis

Marc Fraser Davis (March 30, 1913 – January 12, 2000) was a prominent American artist and animator for Walt Disney Studios. He was one of Disney's Nine Old Men for his knowledge and understanding of visual aesthetics, the famed core animators of Disney animated films.

Disney animator[edit]

Marc Davis was responsible for many Disney characters. The ones he mainly designed and animated are :

Disney Imagineer[edit]

Davis, a brilliant draftsman, also designed the characters for many Disneyland ride and show animatronics:

His wife Alice Estes Davis created the original costuming for figures in the Disneyland rides Pirates of the Caribbean and It's a Small World.

After Disney[edit]

In 1989, he was named a Disney Legend. He was also the recipient of the much coveted Mousecar.[1]

Davis died in January 2000. That same month, the Marc Fraser Davis Scholarship Fund formally was established at the California Institute of the Arts.


  • On Disneyland rides: "We really don't have a story, with a beginning, an end, or a plot. It's more a series of experiences building up to a climax. I call them experience rides."[citation needed]


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