Norm Ferguson was a sequence director on Pinocchio. He was already a senior animator, and part of his job was to pass on his knowledge to kids like Lounsbery, Milt Kahl, Frank & Ollie and all the others who much later would be part of the Nine Old Men’s Club. Walt Disney loved the loose quality in his animation and encouraged everybody to try the “Fergy” method, because in his scenes the characters truly came to life. Ferguson not only animated scenes with Gideon and the fox, but also laid out poses and acting business for other animators.
Norm Ferguson is born in New York City. He would go on to work on such animated classics as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Cinderella, and more. Ferguson is also known for the creation of Pluto and was posthumously made a Disney Legend in 1999.
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The Detroit Red Wings increased their first-place lead in the National Hockey League standings to four points with a wild 6-6 tie with the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Norm Ullman, who is carrying this team on his back during their run to the top, was once again …