Merrill De Maris

from New Jersey

Biography

Writer who worked on Disney Comic Strips for King Features Syndicate. De Maris helped Floyd Gottfredson with many of his early Mickey Mouse comic strips; they co-created famous characters like Phantom Blot, Chief O'Hara and Detective Casey. In 1942 they gave Minnie Mouse a full name as Minerva Mouse, for the four-month comic strip story "The Gleam". He also helped Carl Barks with one of his Donald Duck stories, titled Too Many Pets. De Maris also participated at the Disney Studio on the story adaptation for 1937's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. -Wikipedia Entry

Timeline

2025Future projects

  • Poster for Disney's Snow White

    Original Film Writer

1938Aged 40

  • Poster for Wynken, Blynken & Nod

    Story

1937Aged 39

  • Poster for Don Donald

    Story

  • Poster for Little Hiawatha

    Storyboard

  • Poster for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    Screenplay

1936Aged 38

  • Poster for Three Blind Mouseketeers

    Story