Happy birthday to Lester Novros born in 1909. Novros worked as an in-betweener on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. He also is credited for working on the Night on Bald Mountain segment of Fantaisa. Novros left the Disney company in 1941 and soon then joined the faculty at USC. He died in 2000.
George Lucas was a student in Novros's class and has said that Novros' teaching "strongly influenced my work." For additional information see this Los Angeles Times article.