Monday, February 4, 2019
Wetzel "Judge" Whitaker
Another unsung Disney animation hero. Judge Whitaker worked at Disney as a character animator
on a ton of Donald Duck shorts as well as features, from Snow White all the way to Peter Pan.
He animated scenes with Cinderella's stepsisters and Peter Pan's Lost Boys. Whitaker also worked on Lambert the Sheepish Lion.
Some of his most impressive animation includes the army of cards in Alice in Wonderland.
Here is a Youtube link that shows some of his beautiful work. While watching turn down the annoying soundtrack:
After leaving Disney Whitaker produced films for the Mormon church.
He died in 1985 at the age of 77.