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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Writer (feature film)

1.
Love Bug, The (1997) as From Screenplay
A remake of the 1968 feature film, "The Love Bug," featuring the updated adventures of Herbie, a Volkswagen with a mind of its own. Herbie the Volkswagen befriends failed race car driver turned auto mechanic Hank Cooper. Cooper doesn't quite comprehend Herbie's incredible powers, but his former riva
2.
Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) as Screenwriter
An apprentice witch and three war orphans try to prevent the Nazi invasion of England.
3.
Scandalous John (1971) as Screenwriter
John McCanless was once a gunslinger and has become a cranky old rancher. There is a plan to build a dam which would flood his property. John has no intention of selling his land and is determined to fight the dam to the end if necessary.
4.
The Love Bug (1969) as Screenwriter
A Volkswagen with a brain becomes a championship racecar.
5.
Blackbeard's Ghost (1968) as Screenwriter
In this comedy, Peter Ustinov is the famous pirate's ghost that returns to our time. Blackbeard has been cursed by his last wife who was a notorious witch, so that he will never die. The only way to "break" the curse is to do (for once in his life) a good act. Is the famous pirate able to do something good?
6.
Lt. Robin Crusoe, U. S. N. (1966) as Screenwriter
Lt. Robin Crusoe is a navy pilot who bails out of his plane after engine trouble. He reaches a deserted island paradise where he builds a house, finds an abandoned submarine with lots of gadgets that he can use, and also finds a marooned chimp from the US Space program and a native girl named Wednesday who was exiled by her father. Wednesday thinks Crusoe wants to marry her, and when her father arrives on the island to collect her and Crusoe refused to marry her, chaos ensues.
7.
Mary Poppins (1964) as Screenwriter
Two banker's children lose their nanny due to her frustration with them. A change in the wind blows in an assertive nanny who matches the qualifications of the children and not the father. As she helps them magically explore the world around them the father grows increasingly disapproving of her methods, and must eventually deal with his own distance from his children.
8.
Son of Flubber (1963) as Screenwriter
An absent-minded professor gets into legal trouble because of his experiments with a gravity defying substance.
9.
Lady and the Tramp (1955) as Story
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.

Art Director (feature film)

10.
Pollyanna (1960) as Seq consultant
An orphan's relentless optimism changes lives in a sleepy small town.
11.
Kidnapped (1960) as Story sketches
Kidnapped and cheated out of his inheritance, young David Balfour falls in with a Jacobite adventurer, Alan Breck Stewart. Falsely accused of murder, they must flee across the Highlands, evading the redcoats.
12.
Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959) as Spec art styling
In the enchanted Emerald Isle, Darby O'Gill spins tall tales of leprechauns and banshees. Unfortunately, when he actually captures the leprechaun king and discovers their hidden gold, no one will believe him!
13.
Sleeping Beauty (1959) as Production Design
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.
14.
Victory Through Air Power (1943) as Art Director
15.
Dumbo (1941) as Art Director
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.

Animation (feature film)

16.
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.
17.
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.
18.
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.
19.
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.
20.
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"
21.
Make Mine Music (1946) as Layout
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.
22.
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.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

23.
The Parent Trap (1961) as Seq cons
Twins separated by divorce plot to bring their parents back together.
24.
The Absent-Minded Professor (1961) as Seq cons
A college professor fights off corrupt businessmen to market his new anti-gravity invention.

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