Merrill De Maris
|Merrill De Maris|
|Born||Merrill De Maris|
February 26, 1898
New Jersey, United States
|Died||December 31, 1948 (aged 50)|
Escondido, California, United States
De Maris helped Floyd Gottfredson with many of his early Mickey Mouse comic strips; they co-created famous characters like Phantom Blot, Chief O'Hara and Detective Casey. In 1942 they gave Minnie Mouse a full name as Minerva Mouse, for the four-month comic strip story "The Gleam".
He also helped Carl Barks with one of his Donald Duck stories, titled Too Many Pets. De Maris also participated at the Disney Studio on the story adaptation for 1937's feature film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
- Inducks biography at the INDUCKS
- Markstein, Don. "THE PHANTOM BLOT". Toonopedia.com. Retrieved 20 May 2011.
- As seen on the fifth strip of "The Gleam"
- Too Many Pets at the INDUCKS
- Young, R. G. (2000). The encyclopedia of fantastic film: Ali Baba to Zombies. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 577. ISBN 1-55783-269-2.
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