Mary Blair "Small World" designs

Picture 2-5 Mary Blair worked as a concept artist for Walt Disney studios. Her work is a lot different from other Disney artists, who didn't stray as far from realism as she did. It's a little surprising that Walt Disney loved Blair's work so much, but he did. It's a good thing that he did, because Blair was one of the best things ever to happen to Disney Studios. Take a look at her concept sketches for the South Seas part of "It's a Small World," from 1965 or so. Link