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Author Friedman, Jake S., author.

Title The Disney revolt : the great labor war of animation's golden age / Jake S. Friedman.

Publication Info. Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2022]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  331.8811 FRI    DUE 02-08-23
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Description xii, 322 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographic references (pages 263-312) and index.
Summary Soon after the birth of Mickey Mouse, one animator raised the Disney Studio far beyond Walt's expectations. That animator also led a union war that almost destroyed it. Art Babbitt animated for the Disney studio throughout the 1930s and through 1941, years in which he and Walt were jointly driven to elevate animation as an art form, up through Snow White, Pinocchio, and Fantasia. But as America prepared for World War II, labor unions spread across Hollywood. Disney fought the unions while Babbitt embraced them. Soon, angry Disney cartoon characters graced picket signs as hundreds of animation artists went out on strike. Adding fuel to the fire was Willie Bioff, one of Al Capone's wiseguys who was seizing control of Hollywood workers and vied for the animators' union. Using never-before-seen research from previously lost records, including conversation transcriptions from within the studio walls, author and historian Jake S. Friedman reveals the details behind the labor dispute that changed animation and Hollywood forever.
Subject Walt Disney Company.
Animators -- Labor unions -- California -- Los Angeles -- History.
Strikes and lockouts -- Motion picture industry -- California -- Los Angeles.
Walt Disney Productions -- History.
Walt Disney Productions -- Employees.
Disney, Walt, 1901-1966.
Babbitt, Art, 1907-1992.
Animators -- Labor unions -- United States -- History.
Animators -- United States.
ISBN 9781641607193 (hardcover)
164160719X (hardcover)

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