Merrill De Maris

Merrill De Maris (February 26, 1898, New Jersey – December 31, 1948, Escondido, California) was an American writer who worked on Disney Comic Strips for King Features Syndicate.

De Maris helped Floyd Gottfredson with many of his early Mickey Mouse comic strips; they co-created famous characters like Phantom Blot, Chief O'Hara and Detective Casey. In 1942 they gave Minnie Mouse a full name as Minerva Mouse, for the four-month comic strip story "The Gleam".

He also helped Carl Barks with one of his Donald Duck stories, titled ''Too Many Pets''. De Maris also participated at the Disney Studio on the story adaptation for 1937's feature film ''Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs''. Provided by Wikipedia
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