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Bianca Majolie

Elyssa wraps up Disney Gal Month with the wonderful history of the first woman hired in the Disney Story Department. Bianca Majolie was behind many of the “Silly Symphonies” and your favorite characters. She brought the heart instead of the pranks to the Disney stories. She was also the only woman in the room. 

Show Notes & Extras

  • Gal pals this month are – Leah Leach, Bonnie Fillenwarth, Jenn Berk and Elyssa Everling
  • Our Disney Ornament on Etsy
  • Get to know you question – Do you prefer old school ink & paint or new 3D rendering?
  • Eyeballs moving all over the place
  • Elyssa’s 1 Cool Disney Gal is Bianca Majolie
  • The first women hired in the Disney story department
  • Early life in Rome
  • Mckinley High School with Walt Disney
  • Girl Grad Book
  • Art schools in NY, Florence and Paris
  • 1925 she worked at JcPenny
  • Made a comic about Stella
  • 1934 she wrote to Walt Disney
  • “I’m sorry you don’t bite.” – Walt Disney
  • Bianca was hired for the story department
  • Queen of Animation book by Nathalia Holt
  • Heart instead of pranks
  • Elmer – Silly Symphonies (video below)
  • Winkin Blinkin and Nod (video below)
  • Woodland Cafe (video below)
  • Bianca translated Pinocchio
  • Outnumbered by the men
  • Cinderella & Peter Pan
  • Nutcracker Suite in Fantasia
  • Bambi
  • Ugly Duckling
  • Bianca took a sabitical
  • Got married
  • Did private comissions
  • Worked for the Children’s Treasuary
  • Opened the Heilborn Studio Gallery in Los Angeles
  • Died at age 86
  • Got a her own happy ending!
  • UPDATE – the girl tree and boy tree Jenn was trying to remember is in the Ugly Duckling



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