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Joe Grant
Birth: May 15, 1908
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: May 8, 2005
Glendale
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Cartoonist, Writer. One of Walt Disney's most talented artists and story men, his career spanned over 70 years. With his creative partner, Dick Huemer, Grant wrote the original story for "Dumbo" (1941), and he collaborated on the scripts and character designs for "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937), "Pinocchio" (1940), "Fantasia" (1940), and the Oscar-winning short "Der Fuehrer's Face" (1942). Grant was born in New York City and studied at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. After a stint as a newspaper cartoonist he joined the Walt Disney Studio in 1933 and became head of the Character Model Department, which developed projects that became many classic Disney films. In 1949 Grant left the studio to go into independent business, but 40 years later he was invited back as a consultant for "Beauty and the Beast" (1991). He was soon working for Disney full-time again, with a new generation of artists, contributing ideas for "Aladdin" (1992), "The Lion King" (1994), "Pochahontas" (1995), "Hercules" (1997), and "Fantasia/2000" (2000). Grant also worked on Pixar's "Monsters, Inc." (2001), and gave that film its title. His last completed film, the Oscar-nominated short "Lorenzo" (2004), was based on a story he'd written in the 1940's about an obnoxious cat whose tail acquires a life of its own. Grant died at his home in Glendale, California, collapsing of a heart attack at his drawing table. He had been working at the Disney studio the day before. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
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  Jennie M. Falkenstein Grant (1914 - 1991)*
 
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Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Glendale
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Dawn of Tomorrow, Crypt 3687B
 
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Record added: May 11, 2005
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