Friday, September 08, 2006
Ambrozi "Amby" Paliwoda was an animator who started at Disney in 1935. In 1952 he was one of the "charter members" who signed the original petition that led to the formation of the Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists, Local 839 IATSE. (We DID have our occasional differences. He called and gave us hell for this cheeky Peg-Board logo back in 1993. Commies, he liked not.) Amby worked at Disney until 1960, thereafter he could be found at most of the top studios of the sixties and seventies, commuting from his home in Manhattan Beach. Here he is as John Sparey captured him in the middle fifties. Amby picked up his Golden Award from TAG in 1985, the same year as Ed Benedict and Tony Rivera. He's in the second row of this group picture, next to Ken O'Connor. Amby passed away in 1999, just shy of ninety. Go here for an index of our posts of John Sparey art.