May 1, 1915
|Died||May 22, 2007
Studio City, California
|Cause of death||Heart attack|
|Occupation||Animator, Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter|
|Known for||The Rescuers and The Fox and the Hound|
Art Stevens was an animator at Walt Disney Productions during the Golden Age of American Animation. Stevens began as an In-Betweener on the 1940 film Fantasia. After doing in-between work on several films, he received his first screen credit in 1953 as a character animator on Peter Pan. During his career, Stevens contributed to the storyboards and animation in many Disney cartoon shorts and feature films including Ward Kimball's critically acclaimed 1950s television documentaries Man in Space, Man and the Moon and Mars and Beyond. Stevens was also an animator on the Oscar-winning shorts Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom (1953) and It's Tough to Be a Bird (1969).
Stevens retired in 1983 after forty-three years at the Disney animation studio.
Filmography as director
- "Art Stevens, 92; Disney animator, director, producer". Los Angeles Times. June 30, 2007. p. Obit. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
- "Disney animator Art Stevens dies at 92". USA Today. July 2, 2007. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
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