American lyricist and author chiefly noted for co-writing (with the composer and songwriterￂﾠFrank Churchill) the musical numbers for Disney'sￂﾠSnow White and the Seven Dwarfsￂﾠ(1937), including "Heigh-Ho", "I'm Wishing" and "Whistle While You Work". He also worked on the picture as a sequence director. His second claim to fame was adaptingￂﾠFelix Salten's 1923 book, "Bambi, a Life in the Woods", for the screen (as well as co-writing the score with Churchill). Assisted byￂﾠPerce Pearce, he is further credited with devising the characters of Thumper the rabbit and Flower the skunk, primarily to lighten the mood of the picture. One of the musical numbers fromￂﾠBambiￂﾠ(1942), "Love is a Song", was nominated for an Oscar, as was "Lavender Blue" (sung byￂﾠBurl Ives) forￂﾠSo Dear to My Heartￂﾠ(1948). This piece was adapted from a popular folk song.
Morey worked for Disney from 1933, following stints at Paramount and Warners. He joined ASCAP in 1938. - IMDb Mini Biography By:ￂﾠI.S.Mowis
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