The Disney revolt : the great labor war of animation’s golden age

featuring author, Jake S. Friedman

Feb 22, 2023
5:30 PM | Bar opens
6:30 PM | Program
7:30 PM | Dinner
skylight gallery
Open to Coffee House and Salmagundi members
Program is FREE to attend
Eventbrite RSVP required
There will be an a la carte menu to choose from with a $5 per glass Coffee House wine special.
Reservations for dinner required; card payments only
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About the Event

Walk through the Golden Age of Disney animation through the perspective of the animators. Meet young Walt Disney and his star animator, Art Babbitt, who was responsible for elevating Disney animation far beyond Walt’s dreams. See how Walt and Babbitt came to blows over labor rights, and how Babbitt’s activism nearly broke the studio, causing his name to be erased from Disney history for 80 years.

Join Coffee House Club for a fascinating talk from author Jake S. Friedman on The Disney Revolt. Books will be available or sale and signing. Dinner to follow downstairs.

About the Author

Jake S Friedman

Jake S. Friedman is a New York–based writer, teacher, and artist. He is a longtime contributor to Animation Magazine, and has also written for American History Magazine, The Huffington Post, Animation World Network, Animation Mentor, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.

For ten years he was an animation artist for films and television for Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, Saturday Night Live, and Blue Sky Studios. He currently teaches History of Animation at New York University film school and Rhode Island School of Design.

Buy the Book

Cover of "The Disney Revolt: The Great Labor War of Animation's Golden Age."

Members and friends of the Coffee House Club use promo code “DISNEY25” for 25% off their copy of The Disney Revolt through this link!


Ticketed guests are welcome to stay for dinner by indicating so in their Eventbrite RSVP.

There will be an a la carte menu to choose from with a $5 per glass Coffee House wine special. You can pay for your meal with a card or your membership account (no cash). Remember: No tipping. Enjoy!

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