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 Arthur Babbitt  (1907 - 1992)

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Lived/Active: California/Nebraska      Known for: film animation

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BIOGRAPHY for Arthur Babbitt
1907 (Omaha, Nebraska)
1992 (Hollywood, California)


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Arthur Babbitt was born in Omaha, NE on Oct. 8, 1907.  Babbitt abandoned a commercial art career in NYC after seeing a Disney cartoon in 1929.  He then moved to Hollywood and joined Disney where he was an animator on such films as "Snow White" and "Fantasia."  A Marine during WWII, he returned to Hollywood to work for United Production of America where he animated Mr. Magoo, and from 1966-73 he was art director of Hanna-Barbera Productions.  Babbitt died in Hollywood on March 4, 1992.
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
SF Examiner, 3-8-1992 (obit).
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