Marc Davis (animator)
March 30, 1913|
Bakersfield, California, U.S.
|Died||January 12, 2000
Glendale, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||Kansas City Art Institute|
|Known for||One of Disney's Nine Old Men|
|Spouse(s)||Alice Estes Davis (m. 1956; d. 2000)|
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, the famed core animators of Disney animated films, and was revered for his knowledge and understanding of visual aesthetics.
Marc Davis was responsible for many Disney characters. The ones he mainly designed and animated are :
- Snow White from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
- Bambi, Faline, Thumper, female rabbit, Flower and female skunk from Bambi (1942)
- Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox and Brer Bear from Song of the South (1946)
- Mr. Toad, Cyril Proudbottom, Rat, Mole, Angus MacBadger, Mr. Winkie and the weasels from The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
- 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 Cinderella (1950)
- Alice and the eyeglasses creature from Alice in Wonderland (1951)
- Tinker Bell and Mrs. Darling from Peter Pan (1953)
- Aurora, Maleficent, Diablo the Raven, Prince Phillip (a few scenes), King Stefan, and Queen Leah from Sleeping Beauty (1959)
- Cruella de Vil and Anita from 101 Dalmatians (1961)
Walt Disney Imagineering
- The Jungle Cruise (1955)
- Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland (1960)
- The Enchanted Tiki Room (1963)
- Ford's Magic Skyway (1964)
- Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln (1964)
- The Carousel of Progress (1964)
- It's a Small World (1964)
- Pirates of the Caribbean (1967)
- The Haunted Mansion (1969)
- The Country Bear Jamboree (1971)
- America Sings (1974)
- Western River Expedition (never built)
- "Marc Davis". Disney Legends. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
- Willis, Christian (20 October 2001). "An Interview with Alice Davis". Song of the South.
- Pace, Eric (16 January 2000). "Marc Davis, Master Animator For Walt Disney, Dies at 86". The New York Times.
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