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Featured Artist - Freddie MooreFreddie Moore and Ollie Johnston, two stars of the Disney golden ageFeatured Artist - Freddie Moore by %Disney-club
Today is Fred Moore's birthday! (Very close to Frank Thomas'!)
He would have been 101 years old today.
Fred Moore was only 19 when he joined up with Disney. The story goes that one of Fred Moore's friends couldn't make it in an interview with Walt for a job, so Fred seized the opportunity and went in his place (without any formal art training!). Lo and behold, then next he knew he was working in the animation department.
Some of Fred's best work was on Disney's well-known mascot, Mickey Mouse himself. He became in the in-house expert on Mickey and even transformed him from the old "pie-eyed, robber hose" look to the "pear shaped" look he is today.
Fred Moore had and still has a profound influence on animators then and now. His drawings were full of charm, expression and emotion. Some of the most popular character he animated in the movies were the Dwarfs in Snow White, Timothy Mouse in Dumbo, Lampwick in Pinocchio, an