Monday, November 11, 2013

Disney Animation Model Sheets--artists--Albert Hurter

Albert Hurter was born in Switzerland in 1883. He came to America during the first World War and found work in the New York animation scene. He moved West and ended up working at Disney as a concept artist. His influence is seen in many of the Silly Symphonies and early features. His strengths were an unfailing solidity of drawing, and an eye for creating situations, not just designs. For more info on his life and career, see Bud Plant’s Biography and John Canemaker’s book, Before the Animation Begins.


  1. That bear drawing is by Charlie Thorson, not Albert Hurter. Thanks for sharing these great model sheets!
    Mark Kausler

    1. thanks. I think I grabbed this from Animation Archive.