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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Mickey's Gala Premier Anecdote

Here is a story that Børge Ring told me - Art Babbitt told it to him...
The director of Mickey's Gala Premier handed out a scene to Art, with four members of the audience sitting, then two of them, Douglas Fairbanks and Jimmy Durante, fall out of their chairs and roll in the aisles laughing. Art asked: "Who are the other two?" "Anyone you like." So, back at his desk, he decided he'd draw Freddie Moore and, for contrast, a lady of his own invention.

When the answer print arrived, the animators invited their wives to the studio at night to see the animated celebrities. According to Art, Freddie's first wife was very dumb. When she saw Fred in the background, she jumped up, and clapping her hands she exclaimed "But that's you Fred, it's you!" Then the lady next to "Fred" caught her eye, and she asked furiously "WHO IS THAT NEXT TO YOU?"
Here is a frame grab from sc. 37, so you can see for yourself...
By Art Babbitt< Click on it!

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Anonymous andy says...

Haha! Great story, thanks for sharing Hans!

Sunday, January 28, 2007 at 7:03:00 AM PST  

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