Tuesday, May 10, 2022



A photo from quite a few years ago, taken at the home of Marc Davis. Alice Davis is giving a tour of Marc's art on display in their home. A visit to the Davis home is like walking through a museum, filled with extraordinary art from one of animation's grand masters. It makes your head spin, so much to look at, so much to appreciate and be inspired by.

That is Jake Friedman on the right. His new book on the infamous Disney strike is about to be released. Jake has a new book and I have a new animated film about to come out!



  1. That's what always stood out to me about the pictures of Marc and Alice's house, so full of art everywhere you look. I particularly remember the pictures of all their art from the Pacific.

    I hope Alice is doing well these days.

  2. How the Disney animators felt about the staff composers:

    Eric Larson enjoyed hearing Oliver Wallace reminisce about his days during the silent film era and he admired Wallace's work, given that the composer could improvise with mood music particularly action packed scenarios that remind one of Texas ranger/indian fights. Larson concludes by saying Wallace's style would be out of place by today's standards.

    Frank Thomas feels the same way about Wallace, in addition describing him as an "eccentric madman". Frank also felt that Paul Smith's music was too complicated from an animation standpoint, because when Smith joined the Disney staff, he felt there were no limits as to what could be done in music, Frank deemed Smith more appropriate for the True-Life Adventure series, cause of more spontaneity in nature footage.

    1. Wilfred Jackson had commented on Frank Churchill's music being very catchy and memorable, but whereas Leigh Harline's compositional style was too complicated for Jaxon to memorize.