Magazine article Variety

Lorelay Bove & Brittney Lee

Magazine article Variety

Lorelay Bove & Brittney Lee

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For girls who love drawing, growing up to work at Disney is nearly the happiest ending imaginable.

That's how visual development artists Bove and Lee feel about the path that led them to share an office at Walt Disney Animation Studios, where the pair have become heirs to the Mary Blair mantle.

Born in Spain, Bove has always adored the Disney classics. When her family moved to America, her father, an artist, told young Lorelay, "Dreams come true if you work hard here."

"It was like a movie," she says. That spirit pushed her to apply to Disneyfounded CalArts, interning for Pixar the summer after graduation, followed by a spot in Disney's trainee program.

It was "The Little Mermaid" that convinced Lee she wanted to be an animator. In first grade, she sent a drawing inspired by the film to the Disney Channel, which featured her sketch on-air. …

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