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As a veteran Disney artist, Michael has many cherished memories of his time with the Walt Disney Studios. His time art directing was some of his most favorite memories. In Michael's Art Direction section, he focuses on the three wonderful musical shorts he art directed at Walt Disney Animation Studios: "Piano Concerto No. 2 The Steadfast Tin Soldier ", Fantasia 2000, directed by Hendel Butoy (featured above); "One by One", directed by Pixote Hunt ; and Oscar nominated, "The Little Match Girl",  directed by Roger Allers.

Art Direction

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©Alpha Animation

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©Threshold Entertainment

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"Tin Soldier", Fantasia 2000 ©Disney
"Tin Soldier", Fantasia 2000 ©Disney

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"Tin Soldier", Fantasia 2000 ©Disney
"Tin Soldier", Fantasia 2000 ©Disney

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"Tin Soldier", Fantasia 2000 ©Disney
"Tin Soldier", Fantasia 2000 ©Disney

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"Tin Soldier", Fantasia 2000 ©Disney
"Tin Soldier", Fantasia 2000 ©Disney

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"Tin Soldier", Fantasia 2000 ©Disney
"Tin Soldier", Fantasia 2000 ©Disney

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"Tin Soldier", Fantasia 2000 ©Disney
"Tin Soldier", Fantasia 2000 ©Disney

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Little Match Girl ©Disney
Little Match Girl ©Disney

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Little Match Girl ©Disney
Little Match Girl ©Disney

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Little Match Girl ©Disney
Little Match Girl ©Disney

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Little Match Girl ©Disney
Little Match Girl ©Disney

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Little Match Girl ©Disney
Little Match Girl ©Disney

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Little Match Girl ©Disney
Little Match Girl ©Disney

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Little Match Girl ©Disney
Little Match Girl ©Disney

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Little Match Girl ©Disney
Little Match Girl ©Disney

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Little Match Girl ©Disney
Little Match Girl ©Disney

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"One by One"  ©Disney
"One by One" ©Disney

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"One by One"  ©Disney
"One by One" ©Disney

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"One by One"  ©Disney
"One by One" ©Disney

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"One by One"  ©Disney
"One by One" ©Disney

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"One by One"  ©Disney
"One by One" ©Disney

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"One by One"  ©Disney
"One by One" ©Disney

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"One by One"  ©Disney
"One by One" ©Disney

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