Louie Schmitt

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Animator, Character Layout Artist (Model sheets)

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Career Outline: Louie worked as an animator at Disney on some shorts and features, including Snow White and Bambi. In about mid 1946, he joined MGM and worked on several Tex Avery shorts as an animator and character layout artist (he drew model sheets and expression sheets) until 1949, when Gene Hazelton took over (according to Kevin Langley).. The first cartoon he did layouts on was "Little Tinker."

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Influences: While at Disney, he attended Rico Lebrun's deer drawing class for *Bambi* (photos at the bottom of this page: http://www.michaelspornanimation.com/splog/?p=1463)

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Filmography:
1975 *The Tiny Tree* (TV short) (character designer - as Louis Schmitt)
1949 *Bad Luck Blackie* (short) (animator)
1948 *The Cat That Hated People* (short) (animator)
1948 *Lucky Ducky* (short) (animator AND character layout)
1948 *Half-Pint Pygmy* (short) (animator AND character layout)
1948 Little Tinker (short) (character layout) <---- according to Kevin Langley
1947 King Size Canary (short) <---- according to Michael Sporn
1942 *Toll Bridge Troubles* (short) (animator - as Louis Schmidt)
1942 *Bambi* (animator - as Louis Schmitt)
1938 *Mickey's Trailer* (short) (animator)
1938 *Boat Builders* (short) (animator)
1937 *Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs*(animator - uncredited)
1935 *The Band Concert* (short) (animator)
1934 *Hollywood Party* (animator - uncredited)
1933 Lullaby Land - (animator) <--- According to Michael Sporn's site

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Related Links:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0773436/
http://klangley.blogspot.com/2008/06/tex-avery-half-pint-pygmy-model-sheets.html
http://www.michaelspornanimation.com/splog/index.php?s=louie&submit=Search

Bibliographic References:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0773436/
http://klangley.blogspot.com/2008/06/tex-avery-half-pint-pygmy-model-sheets.html
http://www.michaelspornanimation.com/splog/index.php?s=louie&submit=Search Kevin Langley, Michael Sporn

Contributors To This Listing:
Tung Nguyen
Kevin Langley
Michael Sporn

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