Art Babbitt, Disney’s highest-paid animator, resigned as president of the Disney company union to join the Guild.
Mickey Mouse depicted in an illustration as walking the picket line, created in a show of solidarity with striking Walt Disney animators.
Above: Locked out but happy — Ben Washam (later president of Local 839), Roy Laupenberger, unknown, Paul Marin, Martha Goldman (Sigall). Left: Manny Perez tries the door.
Herbert Sorrell lead the Animation Guild, helping them to organize and sign contracts with MGM, Walter Lantz and Screen Gems in 1941.
The Animation Guild Local 839 IATSE and The American Animation Institute in Burbank, California.
Sadie Bodin, inker and scene planner at Van Beuren, was fired for her union activities and became the first person to picket an animation studio.