By Mark Whitehead
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Joe worked for Famous Studios before quitting to 41 Animation master 20/4/04 3:23 pm Page 42 MARK WHITEHEAD become an electrical contractor and died in 1979. Lou made several bouncing ball training films for the army and then moved to California to become a piano teacher. He died in 1985. Walt Disney Born in Chicago on 5 December 1901, Walter Elias Disney is today still known as an animator. In fact, he never made animated films after 1924. He became interested in cartooning at an early age and, later, took a correspondence course in cartooning and attended night classes at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit’s first film Poor Papa (released 1928) was turned down by Laemmle as the character was 43 Animation master 20/4/04 3:23 pm Page 44 MARK WHITEHEAD much too disreputable. A cleaned-up Oswald (uncannily resembling Otto Messmer’s Felix the Cat) in Trolley Troubles (1927) won Disney the contract to produce a new cartoon every fortnight. When Walt refused, Mintz pointed out the contract’s terms; Universal owned the rights to Oswald. Further, Mintz was going to hire Walt’s staff to continue the series, with or without him.
This was despite several other similar previous Wolfie performances and the fact that several of these cartoons were being made with the view to entertaining troops overseas. Increasingly stressed by working for Quimby, Avery took a year off in 1950 but returned to find his livelihood under threat from TV. Increasingly unhappy, he moved back to Walter Lantz for a short time after MGM closed in 1954. From there he joined Cascade, who produced animated commercials. Despite winning an award for a Raid insecticide commercial, he had begun to drink heavily.