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Walt Disney on American Experience

September 16th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Animation history and criticism, Animation studios, Documentary films

I was rather pleased with Sarah Colt’s two-part documentary Walt Disney shown the past two nights on PBS, as part of its American Experience series. Part of it, I suppose, is that it devoted so much time to the 1941 Disney strike—one of my specialties, after all, is animation labor history. It really did not […]

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Interview with Nancy Massie

March 28th, 2012 · No Comments · Animation artists, Unions

I’ve recently been digitizing interviews I’ve done over the years, especially those I did relating to my PhD dissertation, “Popeye the Union Man,” which dealt with the Fleischer strike and attempts to organize the Van Buren studio in the 1930s. . While I was at it, I also did a good number of interviews with […]

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“It’s Not Cricket to Pass a Picket”– The Disney Strike 70 Years Later

June 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · American cinema, Politics, Unions

May 28th marked the 70th anniversary of the start of the Disney strike by members of the Screen Cartoon Guild (later the Screen Cartoonist Guild). The nine-week walkout, precipitated by the firing of Art Babbitt, the head of the Guild’s Disney’s unit, is a legendary event whose full story has yet to be told. Though […]

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