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In 1956, as an excited, hopeful, 20 year old young man, I began a career in the feature animation department of Walt Disney Productions, now known as Walt Disney Feature Animation. At the time I just thought that anyone who could draw a little could work there, after all they hired me. I soon found that it took a great deal more talent and skill than just to be able to draw a little.

After many years of working in the field as a special effects animator, with many established, successful old timers, I came to realize that my time and place was very special. I did learn to draw a lot and to be helpful in the process of making some very extraordinary motion pictures.

I retired, January 2004, and have written my fun story, Flyin’ Chunks and Other Things to Duck, illustrating my struggles to continue in the field of animation, all the while managing to duck those flyin’ chunks which are always a part of every ones effort to live life.

Dorse Lanpher



2 Responses to “Author’s comment”

  1. Saskia Raevouri Says:

    I have just finished reading Dorse’s book I enjoyed reliving the times many of us shared working for Don Bluth and Disney, but then from Dorse’s point of view. Having personally experienced the rise and fall of Disney Animation mainly from the I&P/CAPS perspective, it was interesting to read about those times through Dorse’s eyes as a key member of the effects animation team. This is a must read for anyone who was fortunate enough to be a part of those magic times! Good job, Dorse!

  2. Yes, Dorse. You bring back many happy memories. Congratulation on doing this blog as well.

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