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Also Known As: Died: February 5, 2004
Born: Cause of Death: heart failure
Birth Place: Profession: Animation ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Art Director (feature film)

1.
So Dear to My Heart (1949) as Cartoon art trmt
2.
Make Mine Music (1946) as Art supv
Segments: "A Rustic Ballad," a story of feuding hillbillys; "A Tone Poem," a mood piece set on a blue bayou; "A Jazz Interlude," a bobby-soxer goes jitterbugging with her date at the malt shop; "A Ballad in Blue," dark room, rain and somber landscapes illustrate the loss of a lover; "A Musical Recitation," the story of Casey at the Bat; "Ballade Ballet," ballet dancers perform in silhouette; "A Fairy Tale with Music," Peter and the Wolf; "After You've Gone," four musical instruments chase through a surreal landscape; "A Love Story," about the romance between a fedora and a bonnet; "Opera Pathetique," the story of Willie, the Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met.

Animation (feature film)

3.
The Living Desert (1953) as Anim eff
4.
Peter Pan (1953) as Col and styling
Adaptation of J. M. Barrie's story about a boy who never grew up. The three children of the Darling family receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Never Land where an ongoing war with the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place.
5.
Alice in Wonderland (1951) as Col and styling
Disney version of Lewis Carroll's Children's story. Alice becomes bored and her mind starts to wander. She sees a white rabbit who appears to be in a hurry. She chases it into its burrow and then a most bizarre series of adventures begins.
6.
Cinderella (1950) as Col and styling
Retelling of the fairy tale of the same name. Cinderella, adopted daughter of an upper-class lady, is made a slave in her own home. While her mother and ugly stepsisters are out at the royal ball she gets a surprise visit from a friend.
7.
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) as Col and styling
8.
Melody Time (1948) as Layout
Segments: "Once Upon a Wintertime," two lovers recued from an icy river by friendly animals; "Bumble Boogie," bee beset by musical instruments and symbols come to life; "Johnny Appleseed," story of the legendary pioneer tree-planter; "Trees," mood piece set to musical treatment of Joyce Kilmer's poem; "Little Toot," story of a heroic little tugboat who saves an ocean liner; "Blame it on the Samba," Donald Duck and Jose Carioca have the blues blown away at a Latin cafe; "Pecos Bill," story of the legendary cowpoke, his trusty mount Widowmaker and his sweetheart Slue Foot Sue.
9.
Fun and Fancy Free (1947) as Layout
Disney version of fairy tale "Jack and the Beanstalk", featuring Mickey, Donald and Goofy in the main roles. Also contains another short film, re-released as "Bongo"
10.
The Three Caballeros (1945) as Layout
When Donald Duck meets up with two Latin birds--Jose Carioca and Panchito-- the three head down to Rio for a fun filled adventure.
11.
Fantasia (1942) as Background paintings "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor" and "The Nutcracker Suite"
Disney animators set pictures to classical music as Leopold Stokowski conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra. "The Sorceror's Apprentice" features Mickey Mouse as an aspiring magician who oversteps his limits. "The Rite of Spring" tells the story of evolution, from single-celled animals to the death of the dinosaurs. "Dance of the Hours" is a comic ballet performed by ostriches, hippos, elephants and alligators. "Night on Bald Mountain" and "Ave Maria" set the forces of darkness and light against each other as a devilish revel is interrupted by the coming of a new day.
12.
Dumbo (1941) as Backgrounds
The stork delivers a baby elephant to Mrs Jumbo, veteran of the circus, but the newborn is ridiculed because of his truly enormous ears and dubbed "Dumbo". Dumbo is relegated to the circus' clown acts; it is up to his only friend, a mouse, to assist Dumbo to achieve his full potential.

Visual Effects (feature film)

13.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) as Special Effects
A renegade sea captain uses a pioneering submarine to force peace on the world.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

14.
Deception (1993) as Technical Coordinator & Guitar
A woman tries to discover the truth behind her husband's alleged death in a plane crash in Mexico.

Cast (special)

15.
Walt: The Man Behind the Myth (2001) as Interviewee
Documentary profile of Walt Disney to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birth in 2001. The program reveals the story of many Disney innovations, including the first Disney cartoon with sound ("Steamboat Willie"), the first cartoon in color ("Flowers and Trees"), and the story behind the mammo
16.
Wonderful World of Disney: 40 Years of Television Magic, The (1994)
Showcase of television programs produced by Walt Disney Studios in its first 40 years. Includes celebrity reminiscences and highlights from many shows.

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