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Mon Dec 31, 2018, 06:48 AM

Legendary Animator Don Lusk Dead at 105


Disney Legend Don Lusk has passed away today at age 105 – reported by his dear friend Navah Paskowitz-Asner (Ed Asner’s wife) on her Facebook page this morning. Lusk was hired by The Walt Disney Company in 1933 and he became an animator in 1938 on Ferdinand The Bull. His animation graced key scenes in Bambi, Song of the South, Cinderella, Lady and the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty and One Hundred and One Dalmatians. He is best known for his work on the Fish Dance in “The Nutcracker Suite” in Fantasia, Cleo the goldfish in Pinocchio, the title character in Alice in Wonderland and Wendy in Peter Pan.

Lusk left Disney in 1960, but continued to work as an animator during the 1960s and 1970s, on UPA’s Gay Purr-ee (1962), A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969), and freelanced for Bill Melendez and Walter Lantz studios. He spent 23 years at Hanna-Barbera, directing everything from Scooby Doo to Yo Yogi!, working well into the 1990s.


Per Wikipedia:

Pinocchio (1940)
Fantasia (1940)
Bambi (1942)
Song of the South (1946)
So Dear to My Heart (1949)
Cinderella (1950)
Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Peter Pan (1953)
Lady and the Tramp (1955)
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
Hey There, It's Yogi Bear! (1964)
The Man Called Flintstone (1966)
A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969)
Snoopy, Come Home (1972)
Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977)
It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown (1969)
Play It Again, Charlie Brown (1971)
You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown (1972)
There's No Time for Love, Charlie Brown (1973)
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973)
It's a Mystery, Charlie Brown (1974)
It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown (1974)
Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (1975)
You're a Good Sport, Charlie Brown (1975)
It's Arbor Day, Charlie Brown (1976)
It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown (1977)
A Flintstone Christmas (1977)
What a Nightmare, Charlie Brown! (1978)

Thank you Mr Lusk!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 07:47 AM

1. Life dedicated to making people feel good.

What a legacy during my lifetime, beginning with Pinocchio and then bringing Charlie Brown to life. An unseen hero that brought joy to many millions.

A salute to you and your art, sir!........ .............

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Mon Dec 31, 2018, 08:25 AM

2. RIP, Mr. Lusk

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