Which cartoonist are you most closely connected to?

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This week's Example Profile of the Week is Walt Disney, cartoonist and animator of Mickey Mouse.

Featured alongside him are other notable cartoonists and animators:

Who are you most closely connected to? If you're one of the 21,412,000 of us who are connected to each other on our big tree you can check with the Connection Finder.

You can also check for shared ancestors with the Relationship Finder. Are you a cousin to any of them? Your Relationship Finder Quick Links page (see your profile pull-down menu under "Relationships") has quick links for several notable groups.

Let us know below!

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WikiTree profile: Walt Disney
ago in The Tree House by Abby Glann G2G6 Pilot (426k points)
reshown ago by Chris Whitten

I think I already said this.. but just incase I didn't on a different "relationship post".. Ok so Abby we are 20th cousins 2xs removed thru our gr.grnmother- Matilda de Campania de Hilton.  so its pretty far back.. and we share I think it was .. 84 other common ancestors.. pretty cool. wink

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Walt is my 6th cousin four times removed.

Let's see if I got this right.....

Walt created Disney. Disney bought Marvel. I read Marvel comics and watch the shows on Disney +.

That means I am clearly a Disney Prince. Either that or the mouse owns my soul.....
ago by Chris Ferraiolo G2G6 Pilot (384k points)
selected ago by Kylie Fowler

and you are my 7th cousin 1x removed thru Joseph Marie Chamberland (1733 gr.grndfather of us both) wink

Awesome. =D
You're my 10th cousin once removed - both descendants of Thomas Look.
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ago by Tommy Buch G2G6 Pilot (111k points)

for fun, I've checked those
that have responded to see if we connect , so Tommy.. we don't "blood-relation" connect yet.. but we are 22 degrees thru marriage relations.  wink

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Most closely connected to:  

Elzie Segar, 19 degrees

Most closely related to:  

Walt Disney (15C6X Uncertain) MRCA: John Colquhoun

Elzie Segar (20C1X Uncertain) MRCA: Roger de Mortimer

ago by Nelda Spires G2G6 Pilot (269k points)

and you and I are 26th cousins 1x removed thru gr.grndfather - William Briwere 1145..we are way back connecting wink

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I'm most closely connected to Walt Disney at 17 degrees.
ago by Mark Weinheimer G2G6 Mach 1 (16.5k points)

and u are my 23rd Cousin thru our gr.grndfather Henri Brabant (1165). surprise looks like we go way back. wink

That's wonderful.  I hadn't followed the Roosa line that far back.  Thank you.
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ago by Azure Robinson G2G6 Pilot (176k points)

and you're my 8th cousin 1x removed thru our gr.grandfather  Pierre Blais (1639) smiley

nice to 'meet' you cousin!

back atchawink

The mouse owns you too, huh? I call Aladdin. =)

LOL  thats fine, have u seen my profile of the thought that relationship finder must be broke, cauz it says I'm grchild of a lot royals, as in kings queens etc?  that already makes me a princess in my own mind. laugh. lol  I'm liking pixars "brave".. bow & arrows here I come.   I know Pixar owned by disney.  so I guess I b owned too. surprise

You're my 10th cousin once removed through John Millard Sr.
Hi Courtney! It's always nice to 'meet' new cousins on here!
az :)
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I am most closely connected to Walt Disney at 25 degrees.
ago by Samantha Thomson G2G6 Mach 7 (71.3k points)
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ago by Jennifer Robins G2G6 Mach 7 (76.5k points)
edited ago by Jennifer Robins
hi - you're my 10th cousin once removed via Henry Rowley.
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17 from Disney and 18 from Schultz.  Most of the others are much farther.  No cousins.
ago by J Ryan G2G6 (6.3k points)
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ago by Scott Fulkerson G2G6 Pilot (985k points)
Hi - you're my 10th cousin once removed through John Baldwin.
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20 Degrees from George Herriman

20 Degrees from Elzie Segar (17th cousin, 1x removed)

21 Degrees from Walt Disney (16th cousin, 1x removed)

23 Degrees from Charles Schulz

25 Degrees from Walter Lantz

27 Degrees from Pam Cormac (24th cousin, 3x removed)

27 Degrees from Tove Jansson

31 Degrees from May Gibbs

33 Degrees from Dick Bruna

34 Degrees from Osamu Tezuka
ago by Karen Macagno G2G6 (9.1k points)
Hi - you're my 12th cousin once removed through Richard Clapp...
:-) Hey, cousin! Thanks for dropping me a line!
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I am 17 degrees from Walt Disney.  I am also 15th cousin to Walt Disney.  And Arora, we are 23rd cousins once removed through Henri Brabant.
ago by Paula Franklin G2G6 Mach 3 (38.7k points)
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Walt Disney is 14 Degrees from Raymond Nichols

Walt and Raymond are 8th cousins three times removed

Walt Disney and Raymond Nichols R-CTS1751 are both descendants of Richard Martin.

Walter Lantz is 25 Degrees from Raymond Nichols

Charles Schulz is 22 Degrees from Raymond Nichols

ago by Raymond Nichols G2G4 (4.7k points)
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My relationships by blood:

9th cousins 3x removed with Elzie Segar

10th cousins 2x removed with George Herriman

19th cousins with Walt Disney

My connections:

24 degrees with Charles Schulz

27 degrees with Walter Lantz

30 degrees with Tove Jansson

33 degrees with Dick Bruna

34 degrees with May Gibbs

36 degrees with Osamu Ozuka
ago by Courtney Rodriguez G2G1 (1.6k points)
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It's a tie between Walt Disney and George Herriman at 21 degrees. However - the connection to Herriman hinges on the relationship between George Herriman and his alleged father Stephen Herriman, which is completely unsourced.

I looked for sources and did not find any. Can someone help?

ago by Isabelle Martin G2G6 Pilot (394k points)

It's a documented relationship. I'll add the source.

George Herriman, a Life in Black and White
By Michael Tisserand

The first chapter goes into great detail. The preview on GoogleBooks has that chapter.

And I removed the marriage between Stephen and Justine. They weren't married. She's still displaying as Justine (Olivier) Herriman? Probably just needs to propagate through the system ...
Thanks, Dave!

Edited to add... Fascinating read. I added a little detail to some relatives from that book and set up merges the first George Herriman's siblings.
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I'm 12 degree's from Tove Jansson

And just an interesting tidbit, my 1st cousin, 2x removed Kenneth Walter Lindsay was an artist for Walt Disney (who I'm 20 degree's from) before he served and died in WWII.

ago by Keith Cook G2G6 Mach 3 (33.6k points)
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I am 17 Degrees from Walt Disney.  Too me that pretty exciting as I LOVE all the Disney I can get!
ago by Kathryn Hale G2G6 (9.3k points)
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My closest connection is 21 Degrees from Walt Disney.

All the others are between 22 and 35 degrees.
ago by Robynne Lozier G2G6 Pilot (866k points)
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19 degrees from Walt Disney (7th cousins, 4x removed)
19 degrees from Elzie Segar (19th cousins, 1x removed)
21 degrees from George Herriman
23 degrees from Walter Lantz
24 degrees from Charles Schulz
31 degrees from Dick Bruna
31 degrees from Tove Jansson
32 degrees from May Gibbs
34 degrees from 治虫 手塚
ago by Mike Wells G2G6 Mach 3 (32.3k points)

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