Biography

While serving as a barker at a Broadway theater in 1929, Reeves met three animators from Pat Sullivan Cartoon Studios, producer of Felix the Cat shorts. He begged for a job. As a result, he met and worked under pioneer film animator Otto Messmer, creator of Felix. Messmer was a genius, but Sullivan was reluctant to allow him to make cartoons with voices.

In November 1930 Reeves severed ties with Sullivan and joined Disney, who was beginning to earn a favorable reputation, where he earned $60 a week as an “apprentice cartoon animator.” In 1934 he was an “animator and apprentice story writer.”

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While serving as a barker at a Broadway theater in 1929, Reeves met three animators from Pat Sullivan Cartoon Studios, producer of Felix the Cat shorts. He begged for a job. As a result, he met and worked under pioneer film animator Otto Messmer, creator of Felix. Messmer was a genius, but Sullivan was reluctant to allow him to make cartoons with voices.

In November 1930 Reeves severed ties with Sullivan and joined Disney, who was beginning to earn a favorable reputation, where he earned $60 a week as an “apprentice cartoon animator.” In 1934 he was an “animator and apprentice story writer.”

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 40

Birthday 1906-02-09

Day of Death 1971-02-01

Place of Birth Terre Haute, Indiana, USA

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

1950 CinderellaStory
1949 Toy TinkersStory
1949 The Wind in the WillowsStory
1947 Fun & Fancy FreeStory
1946 Lighthouse KeepingStory
1946 Dumbell of the YukonStory
1946 The Purloined PupStory
1946 Squatter's RightsStory
1946 In DutchStory
1946 Pluto's Kid BrotherStory
1945 Canine PatrolStory
1945 Canine CasanovaStory
1945 The Clock WatcherStory
1944 How to Play FootballStory
1943 Donald's Tire TroubleStory
1942 Donald's Gold MineStory
1942 Donald Gets DraftedStory
1942 Donald's Snow FightStory
1939 Donald's Lucky DayStory
1938 Good ScoutsStory
1938 Donald's Better SelfStory

Visual Effects

1933 Father Noah's ArkAnimation
1933 Mickey's MellerdrammerAnimation
1933 Birds in the SpringAnimation
1932 Santa's WorkshopAnimation
1932 The Klondike KidAnimation
1932 King NeptuneAnimation
1932 Just DogsAnimation
1932 The Bears and BeesAnimation
1932 The Duck HuntAnimation
1932 The Bird StoreAnimation
1931 The Ugly DucklingAnimation
1931 The Fox HuntAnimation
1931 The Beach PartyAnimation
1931 The Spider and the FlyAnimation
1931 The Clock StoreAnimation
1931 Egyptian MelodiesAnimation
1931 Blue RhythmAnimation
1931 The Cat's OutAnimation
1931 The Busy BeaversAnimation

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