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Google dedicates doodle to creator of 'Bambi', Tyrus Wong, on 108th birth anniversary

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  • Google dedicates doodle to creator of 'Bambi', Tyrus Wong, on 108th birth anniversary

    Chinese-American artist and illustrator Tyrus Wong is being recognised for his illustrious career with a Google Doodle on what would have been his 108th birthday.

    Wong, born as Wong Gen Yeo in the Guangdong Province, China on October 25 1910, immigrated to USA with his father when he was nine - which marked the last time he would see his mother and sister.

    Upon arriving in America, Wong faced hardship as he was barred entry under the Chinese Exclusion Act, which restricted the number of Chinese immigrants that could enter the country.

    He ended up settling in Los Angeles, California, where he began attending school. His teachers soon noticed his artistic capabilities and his talent led to a scholarship opportunity at the Otis Art Institute.

    After graduating, Wong became a talented animator, calligrapher, muralist, and set designer, setting out on a career in Hollywood during which he created some of Disney’s most iconic works, including 'Bambi.' However, his only credit came in the form of a background artist.
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