Monday, January 12, 2009
In Memorium: Marc Davis (1913-2000)
On this date nine years ago...
Disney lost a giant in animation and Imagineering when Marc Fraser Davis passed away. He was a legend, not just a Disney Legend.
One of a very few that would cross the path from being a Disney Animator to a Disney Imagineer. He worked in both worlds that Walt created: film and parks. He animated some of Disney's most memorable characters: "Maleficent," "Tinker Bell,"Cruella De Vil" and many more.
Then he went on to fill our lives with great attractions at Walt's little experiment down in Anaheim. By the late 60's he left a mark(no pun intended) designing many unforgettable characters on the most popular attractions in the park: "The Enchanted Tiki Room," "The Jungle Cruise," "Pirates of the Caribbean" and the one that got away "Western River Expedition."
His talent was immeasurable and his fingerprints are all over everything we Disney Geeks/Fans love about Disneyland and all Disney parks. The world lost a true original that day... one that will never be replaced. But he'll forever be admired for the magic he helped create.
In the parks and in our hearts...