How a Church Member Helped Shape Mickey Mouse (+6 Other Latter-day Saint Ties to Disney)

5. Church member Don Bluth animated or produced several well-known movies, including The Rescuers and Pete’s Dragon.

Mormon Don Bluth animated Pete's Dragon
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Don Bluth is perhaps the biggest name in feature-length animation since Walt Disney. He got his start at Walt Disney studios, where he worked on The Rescuers, Pete’s Dragon, Robin Hood, and Winnie the Pooh. He eventually left Disney to start his own company, where he created The Secret of NIMH and animated a sequence for Xanadu. Some of his other successes include An American Tail, The Land Before Time, All Dogs Go to Heaven, Anastasia, and Titan A.E.

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