Saturday, October 28, 2006

Types I have known, by John Sparey: Glenn S.

John Sparey says that "capturing Glenn Schmitz's stride was a challenge."


Glenn Schmitz apprenticed at Disney on Alice In Wonderland in 1950 before spending two years in the Army. He returned to Buena Vista St. to work on Ben and Me, Lady and the Tramp and Sleeping Beauty before resigning in 1957. He seems to have made a living as a freelance commercial artist until he returned to work doing breakdowns under Bob McCrea on the Little Ranger series and with John Lounsbery on Jungle Book and Winnie The Pooh and the Blustery Day.

After several years pencilling the Scamp comic strip and the Big Bad Wolf comic books, his following years were spent as a layout, storyboard and character artist for Filmation, DePatie-Freleng, Sanrio and Hanna-Barbera. He returned to Disney and later to Baer Animation, before retiring in 1993.


Anonymous said...

Hi John! It's been a while. how are you? Glenn was my first mentor. I've lost touch with him over the years. I miss the guy. Does anyone have CURRENT contact info on him? I'd really love to reconnect with him.
Ken Boyer

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