If you can make any additions or corrections to what you see here, please
email Mark Mayerson
Thanks to Professor Mark Langer of Carleton University, Fleischer
animator Myron Waldman, and Vincent
Cafarelli and Candy Kugel of
Buzzco for helping to identify some of the people on this page.
The Fleischer Studio, 1939-1941
This 1939 photo was taken in the courtyard of the Fleischer studio in
Miami. Standing left to right: unknown, unknown, unknown,
Hal Seeger, Esther Dayton, Nick Tafuri, unknown,
Shamus Culhane and Al Eugster. Kneeling left to right: Unknown and
Another photo from the same time.
Standing left to right: Hal Seeger, Esther Dayton, unkown, unknown,
Shamus Culhane, John Walworth, unknown, Nick
Tafuri. Kneeling left to right: unknown, Al Eugster, unknown.
Al received a "long" letter from Disney studio friends in 1939, rolled up on
a cardboard tube like a roll of paper towels. You can see Al holding the
start of the letter here. From left to right: Al, unknown, Pinto Colvig,
Grim Natwick, Cal Howard. Another photo from this series appears in Leonard
Maltin's book Of Mice and Magic.
More of the long letter. Al is standing second from left. Does anybody
recognize anyone else in the photo?
More of the long letter. Left to right: Robert Leffingwell, unknown,
possibly animator Sam Stimson, unknown, unknown, animator Sidney Pillet,
assistant animator Ellsworth Barthen, and unknown.
The Fleischer studio courtyard in 1941. Left to right: A cameraman,
animator Irv Dressler, Al Eugster, unknown and background artist