Arthur Davis (Animator)

Arthur Davis (Animator)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Arthur "Art" Davis (June 14, 1905 - May 9, 2000) was an animator and a director for Warner Brothers' Termite Terrace cartoon studio. Davis got his start at a young age at the New York studio of Max Fleischer, and is reputed to have been the first in-betweener in the animation industry. Another of his distinctions was that he tapped out the famous "bouncing ball" of the "Follow the Bouncing Ball" cartoons of the 1920s. While one of the Fleischer brothers played the ukulele, Davis would keep time with a wooden stick with a white thumbtack on the end, which was photographed and incorporated into the films as the actual moving ball. Later he was an animator for the Charles Mintz studio. While there, he helped create and develop Toby the Pup and Scrappy with fellow animators Dick Huemer and Sid Marcus. Davis would eventually be promoted to director and remained at the studio even after it became Screen Gems in 1940.show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 613495585X
  • 9786134955850