Don Bluth is one of the most acclaimed Directors and artists in the animation industry. He was born into a family of seven children in El Paso, Texas, on September 13, 1937. Don grew up on a dairy farm in Payson, Utah in a highly creative environment. When he was not attending School or milking cows on the family farm, he was drawing cartoons of his favorite Disney characters. Animation quickly captured his heart and soon he was dreaming about working for Walt Disney. In 1955, Don graduated from high school and immediately took a portfolio of his drawings to the Disney studios in Burbank, California. He landed a position in the animation department as an in-betweener. Later, Don worked at Disney under veteran Directing Animator, John Lounsbery from 1955 through 1956 on the classic Disney Animated movie, Sleeping Beauty. He left the Studio after one year to continue his education.