Sunday, January 22, 2012
They Made the Magic: Claude Coats
Happy belated birthday to Claude Coats, born January 17, 1913. Coats was hired by Disney in 1935 as a background painter. He worked films from Snow White to Peter Pan. On Snow White he worked on the castle and bar-of-soap sequences. In 1965, he moved over to WED where he worked on attractions such as Pirates and Haunted Mansion. He received a 50 year service pin from the Walt Disney Company and after retiring in 1989 was named a Disney Legend in 1991. He passed away the following year.