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September 6: Jules Engel, Experimental Animator

Jules Engel, the animator who choreographed the dances of Russian sprites and Chinese mushrooms to Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite in Walt Disney’s Fantasia (1940), died at 94 on this date in 2003. Born in Hungary in 1909, Engel came to the United States in the 1930s and to Hollywood in ’37. After serving as a filmmaker […]

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