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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Cy Young - My 29th choice as a Disney Legend

My 29th choice is not the world famous baseball pitcher who has an a award of his own named after him, but the other Cy Young. This Cy Young was a Chinese American special effects animator. Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston wrote in their book Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life, they said, Through the entire thirties, the entire Effects Department consisted of only two men: Ugo D'Orsi, a straightforward, stubborn, and dedicated Italian, and Cy Young...quiet and sensitive...who loved to play the bass fiddle as a hobby. He is known as the first animator in China and a master at animating birds. He worked on such classic films as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Bambi, Make Mine Music and Fantasia. He was an active part in many classic Disney shorts including:
  • Birds in the Spring             Animation          
  • Father Noah's Ark             Animation          
  • Mickey's Gala Premiere   Animation          
  • Old King Cole      Animation          
  • The Pied Piper    Animation  
  • The China Shop  Animation          
  • Shanghaied         Animation          
  • The Grasshopper and the Ants      Animation          
  • Funny Little Bunnies         Animation          
  • Gulliver Mickey  Animation          
  • Hot Choc'lit Soldiers        Animation          
  • The Flying Mouse             Animation          
  • Mickey Plays Papa            Animation          
  • The Goddess of Spring     Animation          
  • Two-Gun Mickey              Animation          
  • The Band Concert             Animation          
  • Water Babies      Animation          
  • Mickey's Fire Brigade       Animation          
  • Music Land          Animation          
  • Broken Toys        Animation          
  • Mickey's Grand Opera     Animation          
  • Moving Day        Animation          
  • The Country Cousin          Animation          
  • Woodland CafĂ©  Animation          
  • The Old Mill        Animation          
  • Mickey's Trailer  Animation          
  • Society Dog Show            Animation

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