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Earl Hurd was a pioneering American animator and film director. He is noted for creating and producing the silent Bobby Bumps animated short subject series for early animation producer J.R. Bray's Bray Productions. Hurd and Bray are jointly responsible for developing the processes involved in cel animation, and were granted patents for their processes in 1914.

American Animator Andy Luckey is a maternal cousin, twice removed, of Hurd's.

Bobby Bumps

Hurd, a native of Kansas, later worked for Paul Terry's Terrytoons studio before starting his own Earl Hurd Productions studio in 1923.

Hurd was also a comic strip artist, illustrating the strips Trials of Elder Mouse (1911–1915), Brick Bodkin's Pa (1912), and Susie Sunshine (1927–1929). He worked later at the Ub Iwerks studio and the Walt Disney studio as a storyboard artist. Animation historian Giannalberto Bendazzi has called Hurd "probably the best American animator of his time" after Bray and said of his films that they "display an uncommon visual inventiveness, gentle humor and attention to drawing and scenography".

Hurd died on September 28, 1940, 14 days after his 60th birthday.

Disney Filmography

Year Film Position
1934 Servants' Entrance animator - uncredited
1934 Two-Gun Mickey animator - uncredited
1936 Elmer Elephant writer - uncredited
1936 Mickey's Rival story - uncredited
1936 Mother Pluto writer - uncredited
1937 Pluto's Quin-puplets writer - uncredited
1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs story adaptation
1940 Fantasia character designer - segment "Dance of the Hours" (Posthumous Release)
1940 Pantry Pirate writer (Posthumous Release)
1941 Pluto's Playmate writer - uncredited (Posthumous Release)
1942 All Together character designer - uncredited (Posthumous Release)

See also

  • "Earl Hurd". Lambiek Comiclopedia. Retrieved September 6, 2007.

External links

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