Jack Dunham, an animator at Disney starting with SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, died a few weeks ago at the age of 98, reports CARTOON BREW.
Dunham worked at Universal on Oswald shorts before heading over to Disney in the mid-1930s, working as an inbetweener on SNOW WHITE. He moved into management and was a unit manager until 1947.
Dunham moved to Canada to work for the Associated Screen News in Montreal, later working in live action and animated commercials in Montreal and Toronto Canada.
Three years ago, Dunham and his wife Dorothy were evicted in Montreal and placed under the care of the Quebec government against their will. At 96, and confined to a wheelchair, the two escaped to Ottawa but were caught and held at the Montreal facility until his death on March 15.