Friday, May 1, 2009
The DUCK MAN
Don Cole's Animation Instructor:
Artist: Milt Neil, taken from the table top book, 'Treasures of Disney Animation Art'. "During World War II, Donald Duck was the perfect personality to satirize the Third Reich's publicity about the grand lifestyle of the superior German race. As a factory worker, Donald puts in long hours, with little food and no conveniences. This film won an Academy Award for 1942-43."
1984-1987, Don Cole graduated from the The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon & Graphic Art, Inc., at Dover NJ, a unique full-time, 3-yr., NJ accredited, art school. Milt Neil, famous Walt Disney animator, and also artist and character designer for the 'Howdy Doody' TV show, was Don Cole's animation instructor, and later Don worked as Milt's assistant in his studio at Wayne, NJ. Milt also did the opening animation for the 'I Love Lucy' TV show, designed the 'Thunder Cats', and was a key Animator on Walt Disney's movie, 'Dumbo,' also had worked on 'The Three Little Pigs,' 'Snow White,' Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, and many other Disney classics. besides other ventures. --dc