Ken Anderson had a long and productive career at Disney studios. During the 44 years he worked there, Anderson was an animator, a writer, a designer, and an architect. Prior to joining Disney, he had studied in Europe to be an architect. He began in the film industry as a sketch artist for MGM's art department. He then moved to Disney where he helped animate such short films as The Goddess of Spring (1934) and the Academy Award winning Three Orphan Kittens (1935). He worked as the art director on Disney's earliest two full-length animated features, and also directed the "Pastoral" section of Fantasia (1940). He also was art director on The Reluctant Dragon (1941) and Song of the South (1946). As a screenwriter, he collaborated on Cinderella (1950), The Jungle Book (1967), and The Rescuers (1977). In addition to working on animated features, Anderson was also as major designer at Disneyland. He continued working on the theme parks following his retirement from the animation department in 1978. In 1992, he published a children's book, Nessie and the Little Blind Boy of Loch Ness. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Ken Anderson

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