Mary Blair Google Doodle

The Google doodle this week on October 21 marked the 100th anniversary of animation legend Mary Blair’s birth. Google honored her with the above illustration drawn by Mike Dutton.

Blair, who was born in Oklahoma on 21 October 1911, was best known for the artwork she contributed to films including Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and Cinderella. Blair's colourful, childlike images are credited with bringing modern art into popular animation and influencing a generation of illustrators.

Walt Disney was so taken with her designs that he recruited her to work on It's A Small World, an attraction that debuted at the 1964 New York World's Fair and has since been recreated in all of Disney's theme parks. Other theme park commissions for Blair include giant murals at Disneyland and Disney World.

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