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The Winter 1975 issue of FILM COMMENT Magazine was devoted to The Hollywood Cartoon.

It changed forever and for the better my perception of animated cartoons.

There, for the first time, I read articles on animation artists and directors Tex Avery, Bob Clampett, Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, William Hanna, Joe Barbera, Shamus Culhane and the great Grim Natwick.

Grim Natwick? Who he?

Grim was the animator who whipped up Betty Boop for the Max Fleischer Studio in 1930. Grim was regarded by his peers as the finest animation artist of the human female character and form. He was the principal artist on the character of Snow White for Walt Disney.

Grim was born August 16, 1890. Grim left us October 7, 1990.

These Toronto visits remain the only record of this pivotal animation artist. It is a pleasure to share them with you.–Reg Hartt

Reg Hartt presents Grim Natwick, The CineForum, Toronto 1980 (recorded by Craig Davison)

Reg Hartt presents Grim Natwick, The CineForum, Toronto 1982 (Michael Gowling)

Grim Motion Picture Academy 1984

Exhibit: Natwick on Iwerks



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