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A Touch of Disney in Black History – Ron Husband

Ron Husband is an African-American animator who began working at Walt Disney Feature Animation in 1975.  He was one of the first African-American animators in his field.  Here is a list of some of Mr. Husband’s animated works:

The Fox and the Hound (1981)

The Black Cauldron (1985)

The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

Oliver & Company (1988)

The Little Mermaid (1989)

The Rescuers Down Under (1990)

Beauty and the Beast (1991) – Gaston

Aladdin (1992) – Jafar

The Lion King (1994) – Scar and Pumbaa

Pocahontas (1995) – John Smith

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) Supervising Animator – Djali

Hercules (1997) – Titans and Cyclops

John Henry (2000) Character Designer / Visual Development

Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) Supervising Animator – Doctor Joshua Strongbear Sweet

Treasure Planet (2002) – Captain Long John Silver

Fat Albert (2004) Animator

Waking Sleeping Beauty (2010) Documentary – Caricaturist

In 2013, Mr. Husband had a book published, Quick Sketching with Ron Husband.  This book offers readers information on quick sketching and techniques. 

If you would like to continue reading about Disney in Black History, here is a post on Elizabeth Damper, who voiced young Tiana in Disney’s Princess and the Frog.

Elantrice H.

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