A very big happy birthday to Disney Legend Marc Davis.
Marc Davis (March 30th, 1913 - January 12th, 2000) was one of the Nine Old Men to work with Walt on several animated films, cartoons, and later the Disneyland project.
“Marc can do story, he can do character, he can animate, he can design shows for me. All I have to do is tell him what I want and it’s there. He’s my Renaissance Man,” - Walt Disney about Davis.
His work includes such films as: Snow White Bambi Song of the South The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad Cinderella Alice in Wonderland Peter Pan Sleeping Beauty 101 Dalmations
His work for WED includes: The Jungle Cruise The Enchanted Tiki Room Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln The Carousel of Progress it’s a small world Pirates of the Caribbean The Haunted Mansion The Country Bear Jamboree America Sings
There are several other works Marc had a hand in that sadly never saw the light of day. Such as Chanticleer
(an animated film), the Western River Expedition attraction, and an attraction based around a telling of winter and the snow queen.
There is a book about Marc and his work called Marc Davis: Walt Disney’s Renaissance Man. You can buy it here. A must for any Disney or animation fan.