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 :
Snow White from (1937) Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Bambi, Faline, Thumper, female rabbit, Flower and female skunk from (1942) Bambi
Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox and Brer Bear from (1946) Song of the South
Mr. Toad, Cyril Proudbottom, Rat, Mole, Angus MacBadger, Mr. Winkie and the weasels from (1949) The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
Cinderella, Stepsisters (tearing Cinderella's dress apart) Prince Charming, the King (close up of hands and bookends) and the Grand Duke (close up of hands and bookends) from (1950) Cinderella
Alice and the eye glasses creature from (1951) Alice in Wonderland
Tinker Bell and Mrs. Darling from (1953) Peter Pan
Maleficent, Aurora, Diablo the Raven, Prince Phillip (a few scenes), King Stefan, and Queen Leah from (1959) Sleeping Beauty
Cruella De Vil and Anita from (1961) 101 Dalmatians
Disney Imagineer [ edit ]
Davis, a brilliant
draftsman, also designed the characters for many Disneyland ride and show animatronics:
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."
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