Monday, August 1, 2016

Great Disney Duos

As many of you now, Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston were lifelong friends and collaborators. They often worked on characters that had a lot of interaction like Captain Hook and Smee, or The Three Fairis in Sleeping Beauty.
Marc Davis and Milt Kahl animated personalities with a definite relationships like Princess Aurora and Prince Phillip or Anita Radcliff and Cruella De Vil. Marc and Milt remained friends throughout their lives.

Cartoon Brew just posted this incredible photo of Art Babbit and Bill Tytla, taken in 1967 in Montreal. Way back in 1941 when Babbit went on that infamous Disney animators strike, his friend Bill followed out of loyalty.

Richard and Robert Sherman dominated Disney music during the 1960s, in animated as well as lives action films. They also wrote for Disney TV shows and Disneyland.

And without the collaboration of these two young whippersnappers (which sometimes wasn't easy), animation of the highest level wouldn't have happened. Without the genius of Roy Disney the company would have folded many times over. How do you keep a studio afloat after major flops like Pinocchio, Fantasia and Bambi?


  1. I don't know why I like that last photo of the two brothers so much!

  2. Were there any Disney Duos during your time at WDFA?

  3. I don't believe that the 1941 animators strike was infamous.

    1. Well, you must have elements and infos that most don't have then! I guess it also depends on which side one was/is on that subject!

    2. Je crois qu'il faut prendre "infamous" dans son sens de "notoire" voire "tristement célèbre", et non au sens français d'"infâme"!

  4. There's another great Disney duo I can mention- Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. (Admittedly, they're from after Walt's lifetime, but still...)

  5. merci frenchdisneyfan
    Je retiens donc "notoire"