Sep 7, 2011
Fred Moore's 100th
Robert Fred Moore, animator, was born on this day, September 7, 1911. 100 years on and his influence is still meaningful in the films he worked on, the characters he helped define, and the effortless joy of his draftsmanship. Happy Birthday, Fred!
Edited to add: I wrote this before seeing the wonderful post Andreas Deja wrote to mark this occasion. Andreas is a great admirer of Fred's work and has one of the finest collections of animation art in private hands-including a large selection of Fred's animation work and personal drawing. The prostrate figure below is one I've never seen before (I'm guessing it came to Andreas through his friend and former colleague, Ollie Johnston). Typically lovely. Head to Andreas' blog to see much more of Fred's art: Deja View
Labels: animation artists, Disney Studio history, Fred Moore
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Hi Jenny....Great blog, missed you last night at the Smokehouse.Everyone had a good time remembering Fred Moore on his 100 birthday. Lots of good stories and artwork. Hope you are doing ok. Thanks for the nice blog about the book.
Hey! Fred Moore has the same Bday as my mom. Hahaha.
Nice post. give us more, more, more...
Your blog truly rocks! Just added you to my blog list. Great posts...informative and interesting. Snow White wouldn't have been the same without Fred Moore's Dwarfs.
Fred Moore had a big influence on me as a young animator. Studying his drawings was a workshop in rhythm, weight, form and -- most illusive of all -- APPEAL! Always elegantly stated, pure and simple without pretense, I found his work to be more accessible than say -- Milt Kahl. (No disrespect to Uncle Milt.)
Thanks for the post.
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