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Lester Novros

Born: Jan 27, 1909

Death: Sep 10, 2000

Birthplace: Passaic

Profession: Film Producer

Nationality: United States

Lester Novros

Date of Birth : Jan 27, 1909
Date of Death : Sep 10, 2000
Birth Place : Passaic

Lester Novros was an artist, animator and teacher. He studied painting at the National Academy of Design in New York City. He was also an active member of the Art Students League of New York, and studied at the prestigious Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain. His curiosity in the study of movement lead to an interest in motion pictures. In 1936 he was recruited by the Walt Disney Company to come to Hollywood to work on feature animation projects. Novros was an "in betweener" on the Disney classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and received a credit for art direction for the "Night on Bald Mountain" sequence of Fantasia. In 1941, Novros left Disney to form his own production company, Graphic Films. That same year he joined the faculty of the Cinema Department of the University of Southern California. Thousands of students took his course on "Filmic Expression" before his retirement in 1984. Graphic Films found immediate success producing training films for the military during World War II.


  • Film Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Film director
  • Teacher
  • Artist
  • Animator
  • Visual Artist
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