This Day in Disney History- May 11

May 11, 2002 

Legendary Disney story man and children’s book author Bill Peet passes away at age 87 at his home in Studio City, California.

Peet first joined Disney in 1937 at age 22.  He spent time as a sketch artist and a story man.  He is credited with co-writing such animated classics as 101 Dalmatians and The Sword in the Stone.