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.
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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