Google Doodle celebrates Tyrus Wong’s 108th birth anniversary


Google celebrated the 108th birth anniversary of noted artist and famed Disney movie Bambi’s creator Tyrus Wong with a Doodle on October 25.

Tyrus Wong was born in Taishan, Guangdong, China on October 25, 1910. Wong worked as a painter, animator, calligrapher, muralist, ceramicist, and lithographer. He had also contributed as film production illustrator with big banners such as Warner Brothers and Disney.

After leaving Disney in 1941, Wong moved to Warner Brothers, worked for 26 years as an artist who created the concept of the movie and a story and retired in 1968. The Walt Disney Family Museum also staged a career retrospective Water to Paper, Paint to Sky.

In 2001, Huang Qiyao was awarded the Disney “Legendary Award” for his contribution to “Bee Deer”.

Post-retirement from his job, Wong had kept himself busy by making beautiful kites. Wong also showcased his talent through designing ceramics well in his dotage.

The Google Doodle marking his birthday today was created by Sophie Diao who said, “Today’s Doodle was heavily inspired by Tyrus’ paintings of forests which are atmospheric, blurry and magical. They feel like distant memories that have been committed to paper.”

He died on December 30, 2016, in California.