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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Other John Dunn...

The draft of the day before yesterday (The Autograph Hound) showed animation done by J. Dunn. But is this the same John Dunn as the genius designer we know from the 50's and 60's?

Maybe not! I found that around 12/01/1936 there was a John J. Dunn at the Disney Studios whose personal data is this: born 12/07/1910, died 10/05/1992 in Ventura, CA.
The "real" John Dunn was John William Dunn, born 12/25/1919, Coatbridge, Scotland, UK, died 01/17/1983 in San Fernando, CA.

At the time of The Autograph Hound there was also a Ed(ward) Dunn at the studio, but the draft clearly states J. Dunn. Since we really have no info on John W Dunn at Disney before the late 40s, and only Ed Dunn was part of the strikers in 1941 (as animator he made a weekly $52,25), that to me strongly suggest that the animator on The Autograph Hound was John J Dunn, the "other" John Dunn.

Anyone out there who can shed a clearer light on this matter?

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Blogger Floyd Norman says...

Yes, these duplicate names can be confusing. The John Dunn I knew in the fifties was a talented story man in Ward Kimball's "Space Unit." I believe he worked at DePatie-Freleng after leaving Disney.

Monday, November 12, 2012 at 10:27:00 AM PST  

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