Animator and cartoonist, most recognized as the first of Disney's Nine Old Men. He was an incredibly fast worker and created Disney's Steamboat Willie in a matter of hours.
He was also able to direct animated features, including his first, Paul Bunyan, in 1958.
He was born and raised in Los Angeles.
After a chance encounter with Walt Disney at a candy store, he worked up the nerve to ask him for a job after graduating from High School.