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Arthur "Art" Stevens (May 1, 1915 - May 22, 2007) was an animator for The Walt Disney Comany. Art started work as an inbetweener on Fantasia. When Art retired in 1983 after forty-three years he had worked in all blanches of the animation department.
Art's first screen credit as an animator was on Peter Pan in 1953. Art conributed his masterful storyboard and animation talents in many Disney cartoon shorts and feature films including Ward Kimball's unit and the critically acclaimed Man in Space, Man and the Moon and Mars and Beyond space show. Additionally, Art was one of the key animators on the Oscar-winning shorts Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom and It's Tough to Be a Bird.
Over the years Art's expertive, warmth and generosity of spirit enriched the lives and careers of young artist who had the privilege of knowing and working with him.
Art retired after producing and directing Disney's The Fox and the Hound and contributing story work for The Black Cauldron. He is Survived by his wife Penny, sons Craig (Leslie) and Kent, and grandchildren Julie, Kyle, Scott and Nicholas.
Filmography as director
Art Stevens filmographed all five movies as director in hollywood, First he filmographed The Leapfrog Movie in 1962, Next he filmographed Mother Goose in 1969, Then he filmographed The Rescuers in 1977, Now he filmagrahed The Fox and the Hound in 1981. And finally he filmograghed one last movie before his death in 2007 called Toy Story 4.
- 1962 - The Leapfrog Movie with music by Buddy Baker, lyrics by Ned Washington and Tim Rice, score by Randy Newman
- 1969 - Mother Goose with music and score by Alan Menken, lyrics by Ned Washington
- 1977 - The Rescuers with music by Sammy Fain and Carol Connors, lyrics by Ayn Robbins and Shelby Flint, score by George Bruns and Artie Butler
- 1981 - The Fox and the Hound with music by Jeffrey Patch and Richard Johnson, lyrics by Jim Stafford and Richard Rich (And score by The Leapfrog Movie's Song Composer Buddy Baker)
- 2007-2013 - Toy Story 4 with music and score by Randy Newman, lyrics by Tim Rice