Tyrus

How Tyrus Wong got the job to animate Bambi

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.


Additional support for Tyrus is provided in part by The Louie Family Foundation, The Walt Disney Company Foundation, Buck Gee & Mary Hackenbracht, the National Endowment for the Arts, County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, Bill Yee, David Ahmanson, East West Bank, and Women in Film.