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Mary Blair, Disney artist, honoured by Google

Mary Blair, the artist responsible for Disney classics like Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan, has been given the Google Doodle treatment.

Mary Blair, the artist and animation genius who contributed to the art of Disney classics like Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan, has been given the Google doodle treatment on what would be her 100th birthday.

Head over to Google today and you'll see Blair's charming dedication, which -- like the movies she helped create -- is so absurdly adorable it instantly made Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo start playing in our heads.

Blair joined Disney in 1940, working on the art for Dumbo and a version of Fantasia that wouldn't see the light of day until the late nineties. Blair was credited with colour styling on Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan, three of Disney's biggest ever hits.

Her concept art helped shape the feel of those movies, and though after Peter Pan's completion she left to work as a freelance graphic designer, cryogenically frozen dreamweaver Walt Disney himself personally requested that she work on Disneyland's 'It's a Small World' attraction, which bears the whimsical, colourful styling that Google has replicated in its doodle today.

Blair worked on other Disney attractions before her death in 1978. Today she's an inspiration to animators, graphic designers and all the other folk who work so hard to make our movies, newspapers, adverts and Internet look pretty. Cheers guys!

Other recent doodles include tributes to Jim Henson, discoverer of Vitamin C Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Freddie Mercury and Pierre de Fermat.

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