CARL FALLBERG, DISNEY WRITER, DIRECTOR IN STUDIO'S GOLDEN AGE.
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Carl Fallberg Carl Robert Fallberg (September 11, 1915 – May 9, 1996) was a Disney Comics artist who wrote and drew many Disney Comics. He was noteworthy for scripting most of the Mickey Mouse serials illustrated by Paul Murry that appeared in Walt Disney's Comics and Stories from the , who worked for Disney as a writer and assistant director during the studio's golden age in the 1930s, has died. He was 80.
Born in Cleveland, Tenn., on Sept. 11, 1915, Fallberg came to California on an invitation from the studio shortly after graduating high school.
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``He was mainly responsible for story adaptation and working with the animators, suggesting gags and story continuity and how it would all flow in the film,'' the younger Fallberg said.
In addition to his work on ``Snow White,'' Fallberg helped adapt the ``Sorcerer's Apprentice'' segment in ``Fantasia fantasia (făntā`zhə) [Ital.,=fancy], musical composition not restricted to a formal design, but constructed freely in the manner of an improvisation. In the 16th and 17th cent. ,'' and was responsible, again with animator Thomas, for the ice-skating sequence in ``Bambi.''
Fallberg left Disney in 1942 to serve as a Marine in World War II. Classified 4-F because of nearsightedness nearsightedness or myopia, defect of vision in which far objects appear blurred but near objects are seen clearly. Because the eyeball is too long or the refractive power of the eye's lens is too strong, the image is focused in front of the , Fallberg was not permitted to fight overseas.
Instead, he was stationed in Quantico, Va., where he worked in a training film unit with actor Tyrone Power, director Richard Brooks and Disney layout artist Tom Codrick.
Fallberg returned to Los Angeles in 1945 to marry Becky Dorner, whom he had met 10 years earlier while staying in her mother's boardinghouse.
Fallberg worked briefly in a studio Codrick founded but dropped out of the business for a period due to depression and alcoholism brought on by a chemical imbalance chemical imbalance Psychology A popular term of uncertain utility, which refers to a belief that many, if not all, mental disorders are attributable to a disequilibrium of one or more neurotransmitters in his brain, not diagnosed until the early 1960s, his daughter said.
Fallberg swore off drink in 1967 and returned to the animation business in the early 1970s, free-lancing as a comic book artist for Disney and a story board artist for Hanna-Barbera and other animation studios, his daughter said.
Additionally, Fallberg was known by railroad aficionados as the creator of ``Fiddletown and Copperopolis,'' a cartoon series about a mythical railway in California's gold country.
Fallberg died in a Glendale nursing home May 9.
In addition to his daughter, he is survived by two sisters, Elinor Stewart and Dixie Edwards.