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Jan 17, 2013 2:03 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good afternoon! This day in Disney history, Jan 17th, 1913. Disney Legend, Imagineer & artist/color stylist Claude Coats is born in San Francisco, Ca. During his 54 year career with Disney, Coats created the stunning, watercolor background paintings featured in Pinocchio. These continue to be heralded by Disney scholars, fans & art collectors for the rich & textured beauty they add to the animated film. His work can also be seen in "Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs," "Fantasia," “Dumbo,” “The Three Caballeros,” “Song of the South,” “Cinderella,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Peter Pan” & "Lady and the Tramp.” Coats also created the backgrounds for POTC & HM. In fact, there is a HM tombstone which reads: "At Peaceful Rest Lies BROTHER CLAUDE PLANTED HERE BENEATH THIS SOD" have you seen this tombstone? Are you a fan of Coats' work? For more about this Disney legend: http://is.gd/T8yonX As always, thanks for reading! :)

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That is really cool.. I'll have to look for that tombstone next time I visit ;] - MEHlanie_Mouse  1116.0 #162 2:10PM
Let me know if you find it! ;) - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 2:28PM
Great history. Thanks - Tealtownfan  1015.6 #184 2:12PM
HI Teal! Hope you are well! 👋😊 - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 2:47PM
Fascinating! - madsdad  1868.2 #92 2:29PM
Hey Nick! Thanks for the support as always! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 3:47PM
I will have to look for the tombstone next visit. Thanks! - misschurro  6362.1 #17 2:57PM
Yes please! And let me know if you find it! 😉😘 - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 4:03PM
Wow! Thank you so much SMK for posting info about Disney artists... After all, it is their talent which sets Disney apart from all other animation houses. I love all the animated features you listed and I am still amazed by their artwork. Thank you. - IMissDisney  1205.7 #144 3:20PM
Such great info! I want to look for the tombstone too. Thanks Duchess, have a beautiful day!! 😊 - MinnieMousewife  914.1 #201 3:20PM
Wow, Coats & Hannah were born only two days apart in the same year - splashphotoCM  885.6 #206 8:50PM

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