I just wrote an article for the Walt Disney Family Museum blog on the use of Character Model Statues and the artists who created them, at the Walt Disney Studio in the late 1930s and early 1940s. It's a topic that always gets me excited!
Long-time Disney designer, now a self-employed art director, illustrator, writer, sculptor, and maker of things. Inconveniently enamored with outdated technology, and pretty much every kind of cultural aspect of the American early 1960s. Will pay big bucks to the guy who produces a plausible time machine. I also blog at Dinosaurs & Robots www.dinosaursandrobots.com