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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Ugo D'Orsi - my 40th choice as a Disney Legend

Ugo D'Orsi was an animator who worked on several Disney Studios projects in the 1930s and 40s. He is my 41st choice as a Disney Legend. He was also involved in the special effects department at Disney. 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. Thomas and Johnston added, Since [D'Orsi and Young] did most of the careful work themselves, they needed only a single assistant between them.
Ugo D'Orsi did many of the great water-effects in Mickey Mouse Sorcerer's Apprentice section in Fantasia - and that is believed to be Ugo D'Orsi at his best.
Here are some of the films D’Orsi worked on for Disney.
  • Just Mickey
  • Gulliver Mickey
  • Hollywood Party
  • The Pied Piper                  
  • Funny Little Bunnies                       
  • Hot Choc'lit Soldiers       
  • The Wise Little Hen         
  • The Goddess of Spring    
  • The Hot Choc-late Soldiers
  • Gulliver Mickey
  • Two-Gun Mickey             
  • The Band Concert            
  • Water Babies     
  • Music Land         
  • Thru the Mirror  Animation
  • Don Donald        
  • Little Hiawatha 
  • The Cookie Carnival
  • Giantland
  • The Old Mill       
  • Wynken, Blynken and Nod           
  • The Reluctant Dragon    
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
  • Bambi
  • Fantasia
  • Pinnochio

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