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Google Doodle Honors Legendary Disney Artist Mary Blair [VIDEO]


Friday’s Google Doodle should delight not just Disney fans, but anyone with an interest in graphic design.

As an early animator and concept artist for Disney, the late Mary Blair provided the look of Disney classics like ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Peter Pan.’

It’s a remarkable body of work, compounded by the fact that there were very few female Disney animators back in those days. In fact, so beloved were her designs that even after she’d left the studio, Walt Disney himself commissioned Blair to work on such beloved theme-park attractions as It’s a Small World and the Tomorrowland Promenade.

Blair died in 1978, but Google has chosen to honor her 100th birthday with one of its famous Doodles, done in the style of the legendary artist.

Here are a few of her gorgeous drawings, and a video highlighting the Google Doodle.

From ‘Johnny Appleseed':

Magic of Mary Blair

From ‘Cinderella':

Magic of Mary Blair

From ‘Alice in Wonderland':

Magic of Mary Blair

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[via The Washington Post]

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