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Lancing Ballard "Lance" Nolley was an American animator, writer, cartoonist, and layout artist, who worked at Walt Disney Animation Studios during the late 1930s to early 1960s for shorts and feature films, such as Make Mine Music, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, Cinderella, and Peter Pan.

Nolley was born in Texas and grew up near Dallas. Developing an interest in cartooning from his father, he attended the Chicago Art Institute after high school and began contributing artwork to newspapers, like The Associated Press and the Herald Tribune. During the Great Depression, upon returning to Dallas, Nolley received an offer from the Disney Studios which he accepted in 1937, just after the success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. He briefly enlisted in the army during World War II which kept him from working full-time until after the war.

During his tenure, Nolley contributed layout and concept art for shorts related Goofy and Donald Duck cartoon as well as animated features. However, by the late 1950s, Nolley decided to change directions with his career and left the company for Hanna-Barbera. There, he contributed artwork and story ideas to many shows, such as The Flintstones, The Huckleberry Hound Show, and The Yogi Bear Show. He would always say that despite the difference in quality and atmosphere compared to Disney, Nolley regarded Joe Barbera as a professional would demanded as much perfection. He continued to work in animation until 1977.

Nolley died on February 28, 1991 in Woodland Hills, California.

Filmography[]

Year Film Position
1940 Pinocchio Concept artist
1944 How to Play Football Layout artist - uncredited
1944 The Three Caballeros Layout artist - uncredited
1945 Tiger Trouble Layout artist
1945 African Diary Layout artist
1945 Californy 'er Bust Layout artist
1946 Make Mine Music Layout artist: "All the Cats Join In" - uncredited
1947 Fun and Fancy Free Story: "Bongo"
1948 Melody Time Layout artist: "Pecos Bill"
1949 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad Layout artist: "The Wind in the Willows"
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
1950 Cinderella Layout artist
1951 Plutopia Layout artist
1951 Alice in Wonderland Layout artist
1951 R'Coon Dawg Layout artist
1951 Cold Turkey Layout
1952 Pluto's Party Layout artist
1953 Peter Pan Layout artist
1953 Football (Now and Then) Story
1953 The Simple Things Layout artist
1954 Two for the Record Layout artist
1954 Grand Canyonscope Layout artist
1955 Lady and the Tramp Layout artist
1955 The Wonderful World of Disney Layout artist
Writer
1956 How to Have an Accident in the Home Layout artist
1958 Paul Bunyan Story
1961 The Saga of Windwagon Smith Story
1961 The Litterbug Story

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