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Kenneth Lee "Ken" Muse was an American animator.

Muse worked briefly at Walt Disney Studio, where he was Preston Blair's assistant on Fantasia (he helped animate "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" scenes).[1] He also provided animation for various Donald Duck cartoons, such as The Autograph Hound (1939), Donald's Dog Laundry (1940), Mr. Duck Steps Out (1940), Put-Put Troubles (1940), and Donald's Garden (1942), as well as Mickey Mouse cartoons, such as Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip (1940), The Little Whirlwind (1941), A Gentleman's Gentleman (1941), Canine Caddy (1941), Mickey's Birthday Party (1942), and Symphony Hour (1942).

Muse left Disney during the 1941 strike there and joined Metro Goldwyn Mayer's animation department in 1941, along with fellow animators Ray Patterson, Preston Blair, Ed Love, Walter Clinton, and Grant Simmons. After MGM closed their animation studio in 1957, Muse worked for Hanna-Barbara where he worked on shows, like The Flintstones, Top Cat, The Huckleberry Hound Show, The Yogi Bear Show, The Jetsons, Wacky Races, Hong Kong Phooey, and Jabberjaw.

He helped Disney as an assistant animator with Ben Burgess for The Fox and the Hound (1981), but he was uncredited.

He died on his 77th birthday.

Disney Filmography

Year Film Position
1939 The Autograph Hound animator - uncredited
1940 Donald's Dog Laundry animator - uncredited
1940 Tugboat Mickey animator - uncredited
1940 Pinocchio animator (I've Got No Strings sequence)
1940 Mr. Duck Steps Out animator - uncredited
1940 Put-Put Troubles animator - uncredited
1940 Pluto's Dream House animator - uncredited
1940 Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip animator - uncredited
1940 Fantasia assistant animator - uncredited
1941 The Little Whirlwind animator - uncredited
1941 A Gentleman's Gentleman animator - uncredited
1941 Canine Caddy animator
1941 Truant Officer Donald animator - uncredited
1941 Lend a Paw animator - uncredited
1941 Dumbo animator - uncredited
1941 The Night Before Christmas animator - uncredited
1942 Mickey's Birthday Party animator - uncredited
1942 Pluto, Junior animator - uncredited
1942 Symphony Hour animator - uncredited
1942 The Army Mascot animator - uncredited
1942 Donald's Garden animator
1942 Bambi animator - uncredited
1942 Fine Feathered Friend animator
1942 Bellboy Donald animator
1943 Pluto and the Armadillo animator - uncredited
1947 Fun and Fancy Free animator - uncredited: "Mickey and the Beanstalk"
1981 The Fox and the Hound assistant animator - uncredited

Sources

  1. Mayerson, Mark, "Animators and Their Scenes". Apatoons #44 (1991). Found on [1]


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