Marc and Alice Davis


Marc Fraser Davis was a prominent American artist and animator for Walt Disney Studios. He was one of Disney's Nine Old Men for his knowledge and understanding of visual aesthetics, the famed core animators of Disney animated films.

Some of the animated characters Davis mainly designed and animated are Thumper from Bambi (1942), Brer Rabbit from Song of the South (1946), Cinderella (1950), Alice of Alice in Wonderland (1951), Tinker Bell in Peter Pan (1953), Maleficent and Aurora in Sleeping Beauty (1959) and Cruella De Vil of 101 Dalmatians (1961).

Davis, a brilliant draftsman, also designed the characters for many Disneyland ride and show animatronics: The Enchanted Tiki Room, Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, Ford's Magic Skyway, Carousel of Progress, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Jungle Cruise, America Sings, Haunted Mansion, It's a Small World, Western River Expedition, and the Country Bear Jamboree.

His wife Alice Davis created the original costuming for figures in the Disneyland rides Pirates of the Caribbean and "It's a Small World".