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Don Albrecht

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Don Albrecht
BornDonald Lee Albrecht
May 29, 1930
Chicago, Illinois
DiedSeptember 21, 2011 (age 81)
Mill Valley, California

Don Albrecht (1930-2011) was a cartoonist, Disney animator, art-director-producer and amateur magician.


Albrecht was inspired seeing his amateur uncle do card tricks and started learning magic at the age of 12 after getting a from Mysto Magic Set for Christmas.

He worked at Disney on Sleeping Beauty, Paul Bunyan, Mars and Beyond on Disney's Wonderful World of Color and on Jiminy Cricket for the Mickey Mouse Club. He animated on Thank You Mask Man with a soundtrack by Lenny Bruce. He animated for Bill Melendez on Peanuts characters for commercials. He worked for Colossal and Broderbund in the Bay area.[1]

Beginning in the early l970s, he did illustrations and cartoons for Genii, Son of Bat Jr, Bat Droppings, Magic Manuscript, Arcane, & Epoptica. [2][3]


  • The Magic Cartoons of Albrecht (1988)


  2. Who's Who in Magic: An International Biographical Guide From Past to Present by Bart Whaley (1990)
  3. The Art of Deception or The Affinity Between Conjuring & Art by Chuck Romano (1997)