Bill Justice, a former Walt Disney Studios animator who worked on such classics as “Fantasia,” “Bambi” and “Alice in Wonderland,” and later joined Walt Disney Imagineering where he helped program Audio-Animatronics figures for attractions at Disneyland and Walt Disney World, died Thursday, a day after he turned 97.

An Ohio native who began his career at Walt Disney Studios in 1937, Justice’s credits as a Disney animator include “Saludos Amigos,” “Victory Through Air Power,” “The Three Caballeros,” “Make Mine Music” and “Peter Pan.”