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Arthur Babbitt

 (1907 - 1992)
Arthur Babbitt was active/lived in California, Nebraska.  Arthur Babbitt is known for film animation.

Arthur Babbitt

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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, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
SF Examiner, 3-8-1992 (obit).

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About  Arthur Babbitt

Born:  1907 - Omaha, Nebraska
Died:   1992 - Hollywood, California
Known for:  film animation