Saturday, February 11, 2012
They Made the Magic: Al Eugster
Al Eugster was born February 11, 1909. Beginning his animation career in 1925 he worked for the Pat Sullivan Studios (Felix the Cat) and in 1929 he moved to the Fleischer Studios (Betty Boop). By 1932 he was working for Mintz Studios (Krazy Kat) and then to Ub Iwerks team for a few years. It was 1935 when Eugster started with Disney. He became a 'Duck man' and worked on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. He left Disney a few years later but continued his career in animation working for Fleischer Studios, Famous Studios, Paramont, and Kim and Gifford. All together Eugester amassed a 62 year career in animation.
On Snow White Eugster worked on several scenes included the cut bed building sequence. Eugster passed away January 1, 1997.
For additional reading check out this 1997 Animation World Magazine article.