Bernard Garbutt Biography

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Bernard Garbutt (1900-1975) Bo: Ontario, CA; Bernard Garbutt was born in Southern California and grew up in the Los Angeles area. After finishing high school he was hired as a staff artist for the Los Angeles Times to cover country fairs, horse races and farming events to produce drawings for the Sunday supplements.

Bernard Garbutt was an extremely versatile artist. He wrote and illustrated a number of children’s books, Including Timothy the Deer. The Walt Disney Studio hired him to work on the animated film productions of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Bambi. During WWII he was an artist for Screen Gems Productions in Hollywood and during the 1950s and 1960s, he taught at the Chouinard Art Institute.

Biographical information:

Interview with Janice Loovos Garbutt, 1983.

Biography courtasy of California Watercolors 1850-1970,

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California Watercolor


Animation Department


1946 Bathing Buddies (short) (animator)


1942 Song of Victory (short) (animator)


1942 Bambi (animator)


1938 Farmyard Symphony (short) (animator - uncredited)


1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (animator)


 Miscellaneous Crew


1987 The Puppetoon Movie (Puppetoon creative artist: United States)