Giving Thanks for Bill Justice

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It’s not often that fans of a particular artist get a chance to give back to that artist. But today us Disney fans get that chance. If you ever got a chuckle from a classic Chip & Dale cartoon or were wowed by a Disneyland audio-animatronic then you’ve experienced the magic of celebrated Disney Legend and Animator Bill Justice.

Justice is getting ready to celebrate his 96th Birthday, but he’s been in a rehabilitation home for the last few years and not receiving many visitors.

Here’s a note sent to me from a source I trust on how you can make a difference.

We need your help flooding Disney Legend Bill Justice with cards and letters. He has been residing in a convalescent home the past few years.

For those of you unfamiliar with his name, Bill Justice is best known for his work as an animator of Chip & Dale, and directed several cartoons including “What’s the Truth About Mother Goose?” He also programmed the Country Bear Jamboree, Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion. He was very active at fan events such as Disneyana Conventions and NFFC events in the 80′s and 90′s.

We’ve been asked to share an address where cards and letters can be sent. Please help us show him that we still remember him and appreciate what he has given us as fans. Perhaps send him a picture that you took with him or just a simple card.¬†You can send the cards and notes to:

Bill Justice
Arbor View Wellness & Rehabilitation Center
1338 20th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Thanks for helping out. Let’s show Bill how much we appreciate the joy and fun he has brought into the world.

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6 Responses to Giving Thanks for Bill Justice

  1. MagicJoe says:

    Thank you for this information. I have been trying to locate his new contact info for quite a while. Bill has been active with our San Francisco Bay Club, Golden Gate Disneyana Club, since its inception in 1987. Some of us attended his 90th Birthday celebration at the Grand Ballroom in Disneyland Hotel. As host of “My Disneyland Memories” on WindowToTheMagic.com podcast, I have been planning a show on Bill. Even though he is honored as a Disney Legend, his work (and his generosity) deserves more recognition and appreciation.

  2. Amy says:

    I bought my card this morning- thanks for letting us know about this. I hope the cards brighten up his holidays!

  3. Josh says:

    Heres to another card going out… Think he will probably get at least 1000 now!

  4. Ben Jones says:

    My 3 year Old Daughter loves “2 Chips and a Miss”… her favorite cartoon for the past couple of months. She dictated a letter to me and we sent it out. Thanks for the idea, made us both feel kinda special.

  5. John Frost says:

    A big thanks to you and your daughter too. What a great idea.

  6. Brian Mitchell says:

    In my opinion, Bill’s greatest piece of work is The Opening to the 1955 Mickey Mouse Club, which is burned into my memory.
    Bill is not only a talented animator/director, when he moved out of animation, he was involved in everything from arena shows like Disney On Parade to the theme parks. He was not only an animatronics programmer, but came up with shows of his own like the Mickey Mouse Revue, which played in Florida for ten years and then in Tokyo for another 25. His was involved in the many parades for the theme parks including the Main Street Electrical Parade. Bill designed and painted the character mural in WDW’s Opera House Building (which is still there on display) and his ‘touch’ is still all over the theme parks.
    Bill loved Disney and played a big part in that success. He’s also a heck of a nice guy too!

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