Blair produced concept art for films, such as Alice in Wonderland, The Three Caballeros, Peter Pan, Song of the South, and Cinderella. She also and worked briefly on art for Dumbo, an early version of Lady and the Tramp, and a second version of Fantasia titled "Baby Ballet" which was not released until the late 1990s.
Her style also lives on through the designs for the Disney attraction It's a Small World, to which the attraction is primarily modeled after her art style. Her work at Disney Parks can also be seen on an enormous mosaic inside Disney's Contemporary Resort. In 1967, Blair created mural art for the Tomorrowland Promenade. Two similar tile murals flanked the entrance corridor. The mural over Adventure Thru Inner Space was covered over in 1987 with the opening of Star Tours, while the other remained in place until 1998 when the Circle-Vision 360° was replaced by Rocket Rods and a new mural was designed to reflect the new theme.
Outside of Disney, she also illustrated several Little Golden Books for publisher Simon & Schuster and designed Christmas and Easter sets for Radio City Music Hall. She also worked as a designer for Bonwit Teller and created theatrical sets. Blair would also go on to make sets of Walt Disney note cards for Hallmark, and, in 1968, she was credited as color designer on the film How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.
|1942||South of the Border with Disney||Herself|
|1942||Saludos Amigos||Art Supervision|
"Donald Duck Visits Lake Titicaca" color and styling
|1942||Arabian Nights||artist: credits sequence|
|1944||The Three Caballeros||Art Supervisor|
|1946||Make Mine Music||color and styling|
|1946||Song of the South||background and color stylist|
|1948||Melody Time||color and styling|
"Once Upon a Wintertime" - Story
|1948||So Dear to My Heart||cartoon art treatment|
|1949||The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad||color and styling|
|1950||Cinderella||color and styling|
|1951||Alice in Wonderland||color and styling|
|1953||Peter Pan||color and styling|
|1958-1965||The Magical World of Disney||"Magic and Music" Story|
"Disneyland 10th Anniversary" Herself
Blair was posthumously honored as a Disney Legend in 1991, one of the first women to be given the honor. The Mickey Mouse episodes "Yodelberg" and "O Sole Minnie" are patterned after Blair's distinctive art style.
MagicofMaryBlair.com - official site presented by the nieces of Mary Blair