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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Animation (feature film)

1.
Metamorphoses (1978) as Animator
Mythological tales, some inspired by the allegories of Ovid are illustrated in this film. Stories include those of the goddess Diana turning the hunter Acteon into a stag, Phaeton driving the chariot of the sun across the sky and to his doom, and Perseus successfully avoiding the fate of being turne
2.
Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977) as Animator
When Charlie Brown goes to summer camp, he gets an anti-social bunkmate. His beagle Snoopy carries on a feud with a local cat, but has a great time for the most part and wins most of the athletic trophies that are awarded. Lucy instigates an anti-boy campaign for the girl campers. And the whole gang spends much of the time building a raft and entering a dangerous shoot-the-rapids race, competing against a group who are using a professionally built craft.
3.
A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969) as Animation
Charlie Brown goes to New York City to compete in a national spelling bee, followed by his dog Snoopy and friend Linus. Charlie is eliminated in the final round, when he fails to correctly spell the word "beagle" and returns home disheartened, back to his frustrating attempts to kick a football.
4.
Sleeping Beauty (1959) as Character anim
Adaptation of the fairy tale of the same name. Princess Aurora is cursed by the evil witch Maleficent - who declares that before Aurora reaches her 16th birthday she will die by a poisoned spinning-wheel. To try to prevent this, the king places her into hiding, in the care of three goodnatured - but not too bright - fairies.
5.
Lady and the Tramp (1955) as Character anim
Lady, a golden cocker spaniel, meets up with a mongrel dog who calls himself the Tramp. He is obviously from the wrong side of town, but happenings at Lady's home make her decide to travel with him for a while. This turns out to be a bad move, as no dog is above the law.
6.
Peter Pan (1953) as Character anim
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.
7.
Cinderella (1950) as Character anim
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.
9.
Melody Time (1948) as Char anim
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.
10.
Fun and Fancy Free (1947) as Char anim
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"
11.
Make Mine Music (1946) as Animation
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.
12.
Song of the South (1946) as Animation
Uncle Remus draws upon his tales of Brer Rabbit to help little Johnny deal his confusion over his parents' separation as well as his new life on the plantation. The tales: The Briar Patch, The Tar Baby and Brer Rabbit's Laughing place.
13.
Bambi (1942) as Animation
The animated story of Bambi, a young deer hailed as the 'Prince of the Forest' at his birth. As Bambi grows, he makes friends with the other animals of the forest, learns the skills needed to survive, and even finds love. One day, however, the hunters come, and Bambi must learn to be as brave as his father if he is to lead the other deer to safety.
14.
Pinocchio (1940) as Animation
Inventor Gepetto creates a wooden marionette called Pinocchio. His wish that Pinocchio be a real boy is unexpectedly granted by a fairy. The fairy assigns Jiminy Cricket to act as Pinocchio's "conscience" and keep him out of trouble. Jiminy is not too successful in this endeavor and most of the film is spent with Pinocchio deep in trouble.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

15.
Zachariah (1971) as Production Assistant
Gunfights and electric guitars in the Old West? You bet! Zachariah gets a mail order gun, practices a little, and kills a man in the local saloon. He and his friend Matthew set out to become gunfighters, joining with the Crackers, a rock band who are also (pitifully inept) stage robbers. Having quickly outgrown that gang, Zachariah and Matthew set out to become bigtime gunslingers. Before long, they part company and a rivalry grows between them.

Film Production - Video (feature film)

16.
D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994) as Additional Video Assist (Minneapolis)
Coach Bombay moves to Los Angeles to head the Goodwill Games and the Ducks follow.

Animation (special)

17.
Night Before Christmas, The (1998) as Animator
This animated story recounts how Clement Clarke Moore came to write his holiday poem "A Visit From St Nicholas."
18.
P.J. Funnybunny (1989) as Animation
A young rabbit and his animal buddies seek to become celebrities by making contact with creatures from outer space.

Animation (short)

19.
Destination Earth (1956)
A Martian explorer discovers the secrets behind the USA's prosperity in this short film.

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