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Before He Animated For Disney, He Sketched Cartoons In An Internment Camp #ArtTuesday

If you enjoy children’s animation, there’s a good chance that illustrator Willie Ito was part of something that you liked. With work at both Hanna-Barbera and Disney, Willie Ito has definitely left his mark.

via NPR

Willie Ito, 85, wanted to be an animator from the moment he first saw Snow White in theaters as a young boy.

“I remember the seven little men walking across the screen, singing, ‘Heigh-ho, heigh-ho!’ and I thought to myself, ‘Wow, that’s what I want to be.’ Not one of the seven dwarves, but an animated cartoonist,” Willie told his son, Vince Ito, 60, at StoryCorps last month.

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