Remembering Joe Grant

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Today is Joe Grant’s 100th birthday (or the 100th anniversary of his birth). Howard Green sent us these pix with a note, “He passed away in 2005, just one week shy of his 97th but his spirit lives on in the many folks he mentored and influenced. Attached is a nice pic of him at the DVD reissue event for Dumbo (below), and a studio portrait from 1938 (above).”

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  • Mr. Semaj

    He was a true inspiration. There were very few animators who joined Disney in one era and came back to influence a completely different generation.

    What I often believe is that those working at Disney during the 1990′s were very lucky to have some of those from Walt’s era around to guide them.

    Happy Centennial, Joe!