November 18, 2005

Disney Artist, Harry Holt

While on our honeymoon in Florida, in October 1990, we went to the Magic Kingdom, and found Disney animator , and artist, Harry Holt, signing pencil sketches.
Mr.Holt signed one for us, and over the years it was lost.
Last week my wife found it.
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It was Halloween Day (And we were FIRST in line to the mansion that morning. of course!), so I asked Mr. Holt to sign it "Happy Haunted Honeymoon". But he wouldn't do it, citing that it wasn't a proper Disney sentiment, or something like that.
Having just ridden the haunted mansion several times that morning, I was very perplexed! Anyway, I didn't argue with this Disney legend.

Mr. Holt worked on such projects as Snow White, Lady and the Tramp, The Flintstones, and had a hand in the design of Pirates of the Caribbean, and the Peter Pan attraction.

Harry Holt passed away on April 14, 2004, at the age of 93.

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