Thursday, April 15, 2010

More Moore From MegaCollector

Mr. Mega has graciously consented to share more of his Fred Moore collection ....(from Vault 15-837).

Click the thumbnails for a high-res version of the artwork.

This offering is from the mid 1940s, one of Fred's patented "girls." ...

And these animation roughs come from some of the last professional work that Fred Moore did: The mermaids in Peter Pan.

Fred Moore came to the Disney Hyperion Studio as a fresh-faced 19-year-old artist who was mostly self-taught. From the beginning to the end of the 1930s, he was the studio's premiere animator, pushing the art-form out of the "rubber hose" era into the "Disney style" of movie cartooning we know and love today.

Fred passed away on November 25, 1952 from injuries sustained in a car accident.

(Disney veteran Ward Kimball remembers Fred here. And Fred's mermaid drawings, being works-for-hire at Walt Disney Productions way back when, are copyrighted by the Disney Co.)


Anonymous said...

Awesome. Fred Moore lives on....

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