Jake S. Friedman

author of “The Disney Revolt: The Great Labor War of Animation's Golden Age”

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Hundreds of animators, colorists, background painters, and more walked out of Disney during summer 1941. They demanded fair wages and overtime.

Why ‘Snow White’ pushed Disney animators to go on strike, unionize

Hundreds of animators, colorists, background painters, and more walked out of Disney during summer 1941. They demanded fair wages and overtime.

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