Marc Davis Biography
Marc Davis (Marc Fraser Davis) was a prominent American artist and animator for Walt Disney Animation Studios. He was well known as one of Disney’s Nine Old Men, the famed core animators of Disney animated films, and was revered for his knowledge and understanding of visual aesthetics.
He is also known to have e Hundred and One Dalmatians he moved to Walt Disney Imagineering to work on rides for Disneyland and Walt Disney World before retiring in 1978.
Marc Davis Age
Davis was born in Bakersfield, CA on March 30th in 1913, He died at the age of 86 years on January 12th in 2000.
Marc Davis Family | Young
He was born to a Jewish family there is no much information about his family background and how he was raised together with his siblings. there is also no information about his parents and their occupation.
Marc Davis Married | Wife | Children
He was married to Alice Estes Davis an American costume designer. She is most famous for her work with Walt Disney, who employed her to develop costumes for films, television, and theme parks. There is no much information on how the pair met. There is also no information about them having children.
Marc Davis Education
Davis attended 26 different schools before he was in high school. As a child, schoolyard bullies were an impetus for him to start drawing. He found when he drew that the other kids wanted his art, and the bullies wouldn’t beat him up. He studied at the Kansas City Art Institute, the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco, and the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. As a student, he spent his days sketching zoo animals; in the evening, he studied animal anatomy at the public library.
Marc Davis Career
Davis began his Disney career in 1935 as an animator on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and was responsible for many Disney characters. He later became so regarded for his work on female characters that he was called “ladies’ man”. ones he mainly designed and animated like Snow White from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs of (1937),
Bambi, Faline, Thumper, female rabbit, Flower and female skunk from Bambi of (1942), Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox and Brer Bear from Song of the South of (1946), Bongo, butterfly, and yawning trees from Fun and Fancy Free of (1947), Mr. Toad, Cyril Proudbottom, Rat, Mole, Angus MacBadger.
Mr. Winkie and the weasels from The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad of (1949) and Cinderella, Stepsisters (tearing Cinderella’s dress apart), Prince Charming, the King (close up of hands and bookends) and the Grand Duke (close up of hands and bookends) from Cinderella of (1950), lice and the eyeglasses creature from Alice in Wonderland of (1951), Tinker Bell and Mrs. Darling from Peter Pan of (1953), Aurora, Maleficent, Diablo the Raven, Prince Phillip (a few scenes), King Stefan, and Queen Leah from Sleeping Beauty of(1959).
Davis, as well characters for many Disneyland rides and show animatronics:The Jungle Cruise of (1955), Mine Train Through Nature’s Wonderland of (1960), The Enchanted Tiki Room of (1963), Ford’s Magic Skyway of (1964), Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln of (1964), The Carousel of Progress of (1964), It’s a Small World of (1964), Pirates of the Caribbean of (1967), The Haunted Mansion of (1969), The Country Bear Jamboree of (1971),America Sings of (1974) and Western River Expedition (never built).
He was also the recipient of the Winsor McCay Award in 1982. In 1985, he was the recipient of the Golden Award for 50 years of service from the Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists. In 1989, he was as well inducted as a Disney Legend. In 1993, Davis was the recipient of the DFC Disney Legend Award given by the Disneyana Fan Club. He was also the recipient of the much-coveted Mousecar (the Disney equivalent of an Oscar). Davis, along with his wife Alice, received the honor of having their names on side-by-side windows on Main Street, the U.S.A. at Disneyland. Marc’s reads: “Far East Imports – Exotic Art – Marc Davis – Proprietor”.
Marc Davis Pirates
Davis from Pirates of the Caribbean. This infamous “woman for sale” does not have a torso! They had to make her that way so she could turn. So, the next time you are on that ride, just remember- no torso!
Marc Davis Book
He authored King of the barnyard, Chanticleer struts about all day. When a fox bursts into his domain, dupes him into crowing and then grabs him in a viselike grip, Chanticleer must do some quick thinking to save himself and his barnyard kingdom. He as well authored Brer Rabbit based on Stories and legends originally collected by Joel Chandler Harris about Brer Rabbit are retold in a simpler form.