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How Tyrus Wong got the job to animate Bambi

Clip: 09/08/2017 | 1m 18s | Video has closed captioning.

When he began working for Disney, Wong's role was minor and technical. Then, when a supervisor noticed his work, he was asked to create the atmosphere for the film "Bambi." Wong would go on to paint hundreds of pastels that would define the impressionistic, colorful forests throughout the film.

Aired: 09/08/17

Rating: NR

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