Today is the birthday of another Disney legend, animator Andreas Deja!
Deja’s work at Disney spans across some of the best Disney movies of the past 30 years. He has animated many, many memorable characters, including King Triton, Gaston, Jafar, Scar, Roger Rabbit, Lilo, Mama Odie, Tigger (in the newer Pooh movie), and Hercules!
He was also the studio’s Mickey Mouse specialist, animating him in Fantasia 2000, Runaway Brain, and The Prince and the Pauper, among others.
He retired recently, but remains active in all-things Disney and the field of animation. In fact you can visit his blog here.