John Parr Miller
(1913 - 2004)
John Parr Miller was active/lived in New York. John Miller is known for children's book illustrator, animator.
Biography John Parr Miller
An illustrator of children's books, John Parr Miller used the name J.P. Miller. Most of his career was in New York City where he was born, but in the 1930s, he worked in Hollywood for Walt Disney Studios. It was a time "when Mickey Mouse was young, a five-minute short was an epic undertaking and Disney had yet to make its first feature film." In 1937, Miller was one of three artists assigned to start the Disney Studio character model department. He also helped create the animated screen characters for Pinocchio, Fantasia and Dumbo.
During World War II, Miller made training films for the Navy, and after the war, he was recruited by Golden Books "to enliven children's books for a mass market to go beyond the bland Dick and Jane primers
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