Born: 1916 July 6 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Died: 2006 October 18 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Biography: Christensen is a Minneapolis native who went to work for Disney Studios (1937-1941) after graduating from the Minnesota School of Art.
He worked as an artist, writer, or producer in animation for Warner Bros. (1941-1944), DePatie-Freleng (1968-1972), Filmation Associates (1966-1982), and Hanna-Barbera (1981-1982).
Over 40 years, he wrote hundreds of comic stories for Editorial Art Syndicate/Sangor Shop, ACG, Better Publications, DC, Dell, Disney, Marvel, and contributed to Western from 1950 to 1980.
His work also wrote a number of children's books and army manuals. He secured several patents in the 1970s.

Notes: To be confirmed against the Who's Who entry.

Sample Scan:


    Don R. Christensen Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: Donald R. Family name: Christensen

Other Names:

  1. Don Arr Type: Pen Name
  2. Don Christensen Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: Don Family name: Christensen
  3. Donald Ragnvald Christensen Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: Donald Ragnvald Family name: Christensen
  4. Don Christy Type: Pen Name


  1. Minneapolis Institute of Art ? to ?


  1. Don "Arr" Christensen [generic]
  2. Don Arr [generic]
  3. Don Christy [generic]


  1. Comic Art Professional Society Type: president

Non Comics Works:

  1. Publication Title: Daffy Duck; Porky Pig (movie) - Role: writer - Years: 1941 - 1944
    Employer Name : Warner Bros.
    Notes: Animated shorts were produced through Leon Schlesinger Studios were Don worked in Robert Clampett's animation unit.

  2. Publication Title: Pinocchio, Dumbo (movie) - Role: artist - Years: 1937 - 1941
    Employer Name : Disney Studios


  1. Employee of - Sangor Studio (b. 1940)
    Notes: Did writing, pencils and inks 1944 to 1949 at the west coast branch.