Bill Peet


Bill Peet was born in Grandview, Indiana, United States on January 29th, 1915 and is the Illustrator. At the age of 87, Bill Peet biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 29, 1915
United States
Place of Birth
Grandview, Indiana, United States
Death Date
May 11, 2002 (age 87)
Zodiac Sign
Animator, Character Designer, Children's Writer, Comics Artist, Illustrator, Screenwriter, Storyboard Artist, Writer
Bill Peet Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 87 years old, Bill Peet physical status not available right now. We will update Bill Peet's height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, and measurements.

Not Available
Not Available
Hair Color
Not Available
Eye Color
Not Available
Not Available
Not Available
Bill Peet Religion, Education, and Hobbies
Not Available
Not Available
Herron School of Art and Design
Bill Peet Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Margaret Brunst ​(m. 1937)​
Not Available
Dating / Affair
Not Available
Not Available
Bill Peet Life

William Bartlett "Bill" Peet (né Peed, 1915-2002) was an American children's book illustrator and a story writer and animator for Walt Disney Animation Studios. Peet joined Disney in 1937 and spent his first time on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) near the end of the company's production.

His interest in the Disney studio's animated feature films and shorts soared, and he stayed there until late in the development of The Jungle Book (1967).

A rivalry with Walt Disney over the project's direction resulted in a permanent personal break. Peet's post-inspiration career included stints as a writer and illustrator of several children's books, including Capyboppy (1966), The Whingdle (1970), The Whigdilly (1972), and Cyrus the Unsinkable Serpent (1975).

Early life

Bill Peet was born in Grandview, Indiana, on January 29, 1915. At an early age, he discovered a love of drawing and packed tablets with sketches.

Peet's happiest childhood days came after World War I, years during which his father abandoned the family. Peet and his mother and brothers lived on the outskirts of Indianapolis, in a household run by his maternal grandmother.

Peet's was always a fan of animals. Frogs, tadpoles, and minnows were found in the woods by He and his companions, who mended them out of the woods. The bulk of his attempts to catch animals as a child was in the hopes of capturing them and sketching them. These years laid the groundwork for two main themes in his books: unkindness in the animal kingdom and human progress's cost. "It has always been difficult for me to understand nature's inhumane ways of retaining a balance among the animals," he wrote about the frogs and snakes he encountered in his local creek. "But nature's merciless ways were never more cruel than the slow, muggy death caused by the poisonous waste leaking from pipes into the creek, where dead fish floated belly up and a stench filled the air."

Peet drew in the margins of his textbooks, which were very popular for their added illustrations as he resold them back, a lot of times, rather than doing lessons.

The young Peets also attended greeting parties at the train station, just for the opportunity to see the train's mechanical workings close-up. As an adolescent, he attempted to sketch the circus's high roof, but the set-up crew was always in the way. He remembered the scene and later recovered it from memory.

Peet's father returned to the household after ten years of absence, and Peet, according to Peet, brought conflict and strife with him, demanding that Peet's mother fund a string of failed ventures as a traveling salesman. This chapter brought Peet's grandmother's death, which Peet said was partly due to the anxiety and mutilation his father caused. The family's house was sold and Peet's golden years came to an end.

Peet was about this time that he first enrolled in Arsenal Technical High School. He had no intention of embarking on a career as an artist at first. However, after failing all his classes except physical education, he took a friend's suggestion and attended some art classes. The English speaking public did a good job and tried out a variety of media. He then earned a scholarship to the John Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis, which he attended for three years. Bill noticed himself very interested in a child who sat in the front row in the first class. Margaret Brunst, Margaret Brunst, became his wife in 1937.

Peet took only a few painting lessons the first year, and he admitted that his paintings were still somewhat macabre. "I seemed to be attracted to the gloomy side of things, or the sordid," he wrote. "No vases of flowers or water lilies for me." He loved old men, “perfected with age,” like a gnarled oak tree,” another favorite topic was the circus, but not the show itself.