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Location: The Market House, Main Street USA, Disneyland
In 1934, while driving by The Walt Disney Studios, Ken Anderson applied for a job on a whim. He was hired and immediately put to work on Disney's Silly Symphonies. Anderson was valued for his skills as an artist, architect, animator, designer & storyteller, a collection of talents that labeled him as Walt Disney's Jack of All Trades. These skills made him integral member of Disneyland's design team, creating layouts, back stories, color schemes and architectual perspective.
Anderson was an Art Director on Disney features such as Snow White & the Seven Dwarves, Pinocchio, Fantasia and the Sword in the Stone. He also served as a writer, creating the classic stories for Cinderella, Jungle Book, Aristocats, Robin Hood, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and The Rescuers. Anderson's contributions also include character design, layout & staging (Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp), color and styling (Alice in Wonderland) and production design (Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians).
Disney Legend Ken Anderson, suffered a stroke and died January 13, 1993 in La Canada-Flintridge, California.