Bill Walsh


Producer

About

Birth Place
New York City, New York, USA
Born
September 30, 1914

Biography

Writer and producer Bill Walsh is best known for his work with Walt Disney Studios in the 1950s and '60s. After attending the University of Cincinnati, he moved to Hollywood and found himself working as an assistant for a publicity agency. Soon after, he joined Walt Disney Studios, where he wrote jokes for the "Mickey Mouse" comic strips. Walt Disney himself was impressed with Walsh's wo...

Biography

Writer and producer Bill Walsh is best known for his work with Walt Disney Studios in the 1950s and '60s. After attending the University of Cincinnati, he moved to Hollywood and found himself working as an assistant for a publicity agency. Soon after, he joined Walt Disney Studios, where he wrote jokes for the "Mickey Mouse" comic strips. Walt Disney himself was impressed with Walsh's work and his personality, and decided to have him head the studio's television division. In 1955, Walsh single-handedly developed "The Mickey Mouse Club" series, which became a huge success for the company. Not to mention, Walsh helped create the iconic Mousketeer ears each performer wore on the show. After a few successful seasons, he left to produce live action films, the most notable being the timeless musical "Mary Poppins" in 1964. Walsh also wrote and produced other classic Disney films, including "The Shaggy Dog," "Son of Flubber," and "That Darn Cat!"

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

United 93 (2006)
Newark supervisor
75 Seasons: The Story of the National Football League (1994)
Murder Lust (1987)
Lyman
Flaming Frontier (1958)
Gen. Dunn

Writer (Feature Film)

The Shaggy Dog (2006)
Source Material
The Love Bug (1997)
From Story
Flubber (1997)
Screenplay
That Darn Cat (1997)
From Story
The Shaggy Dog (1994)
From Story
The Shaggy Dog (1994)
Screenplay
One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing (1975)
Screenplay
Herbie Rides Again (1974)
Screenplay
Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
Screenwriter
Scandalous John (1971)
Screenwriter
The Love Bug (1969)
Screenwriter
Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)
Screenwriter
Lt. Robin Crusoe, U. S. N. (1966)
Screenwriter
The Monkey's Uncle (1965)
Story
That Darn Cat (1965)
Screenwriter
The Misadventures of Merlin Jones (1964)
Story
Mary Poppins (1964)
Screenwriter
Son of Flubber (1963)
Screenwriter
Bon Voyage! (1962)
Screenwriter
The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)
Screenwriter
Toby Tyler (1960)
Screenwriter
The Shaggy Dog (1959)
Screenwriter
The Littlest Outlaw (1955)
Screenwriter
Stormy, the Thoroughbred with an Inferiority Complex (1954)
Writer

Producer (Feature Film)

One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing (1975)
Producer
The World's Greatest Athlete (1973)
Producer
Scandalous John (1971)
Producer
Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
Producer
The Love Bug (1969)
Producer
Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)
Co-producer
Lt. Robin Crusoe, U. S. N. (1966)
Producer
That Darn Cat (1965)
Co-producer
Mary Poppins (1964)
Co-producer
Son of Flubber (1963)
Co-producer
Bon Voyage! (1962)
Associate Producer
The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)
Associate Producer
Toby Tyler (1960)
Associate Producer
The Shaggy Dog (1959)
Associate Producer
Westward Ho the Wagons! (1956)
Producer
Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (1956)
Producer
Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier (1955)
Producer

Costume-Wardrobe (Feature Film)

The Key (1958)
Wardrobe

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

V.I. Warshawski (1991)
Other

Cast (Special)

Joe Montana (2002)
Interviewee
Unitas (1999)
Interviewee
Inside Scientology (1998)
NFL Head Coach: The Man Behind the Men (1996)
The Super Bowl at 30: Big Game America (1996)
Interviewee
Nightmare's End: The Liberation of the Camps (1995)

Writer (Special)

One Hour in Wonderland (1950)
Writer

Producer (Special)

One Hour in Wonderland (1950)
Producer

Special Thanks (Special)

One Hour in Wonderland (1950)
Writer

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Son Of Flubber (1963) - Desire√® De La Whatever Inventor-professor Ned (Fred MacMurray) and wife Betsy (Nancy Olson) are already tangling as she announces that her old flame (Elliott Reid) is coming to dinner, for unspecified reasons, and surprised when he brings Desireè (Joanna Moore), too, in Walt Disney's Son Of Flubber, 1963.
Son Of Flubber (1963) - Weather Gun Professor Brainard (Fred MacMurray) conducts his first test of his new invention the "Weather Gun," getting his dog in trouble, Nancy Olson the Mrs., in Disney's Son Of Flubber, 1963.
Son Of Flubber (1963) - Flubberoleum Upon watching a sales film for a prospective Flubber-based floor product, Professor Brainard (Fred MacMurray) blows it with financier Hurley (Ken Murray) in Disney's Son of Flubber, 1963.
Son Of Flubber (1963) - We'll Hit The Beach On Capitol Hill! Joining the open in the sequel to the Disney hit The Absent-Minded Professor, 1961, Brainard (Fred MacMurray) and Biff (Tommy Kirk) fly to the Pentagon in their Flubber-powered car, for a meeting with the shameless secretary of defense (Edward Andrews), in Son Of Flubber, 1963.
Bedknobs And Broomsticks (1971) - Pepperinge Eye The opening of Disney's Bedknobs and Broomsticks, 1971, introduces the village of Pepperinge Eye, the Rawlins orphans (Ian Weighill, Cindy O'Callaghan, Roy Snart) and the singing "Soldiers of the Old Home Guard."
Bedknobs And Broomsticks (1971) - They Won't Be With Me For Long The preoccupied Miss Eglantine Price (Angela Lansbury) scoots into the village to collect a package and three unwelcome war orphans in Disney's Bedknobs and Broomsticks, 1971.
Bedknobs And Broomsticks (1971) - That Lovely Sooty Air Miss Price (Angela Lansbury) talks Paul (Roy Snart) through the launch sequence as Charlie (Ian Weighall) makes a last minute decision to fly to London in Disney's Bedknobs and Broomsticks, 1971.
Bedknobs And Broomsticks (1971) - I Know It's Not Ladylike Miss Price (Angela Lansbury) takes her broom on its maiden flight, unaware she's being observed by the Rawlins orphans (Ian Weighall, Cindy O'Callaghan and Roy Snart) in Disney's Bedknobs and Broomsticks, 1971.
Toby Tyler (1960) - When No One Else Would Have You! Orphan Kevin Corcoran (title character) having turned down a circus job offer from Tupper (Bob Sweeney), accepts a pass to that night’s show, then finds out from his uncle and aunt (Tom Fadden, Edith Evanson) that he should have skipped the parade, early in Disney’s Toby Tyler, 1960.
Toby Tyler (1960) - Throws A Puny Shadow Kevin Corcoran (title character) on his first morning with the circus caravan, placed in the care of not-so-tough strong-man Ben (Henry Calvin), gets upbraided by his official employer, concessions- man Tupper (Bob Sweeney), in Walt Disney’s Toby Tyler, 1960.
Toby Tyler (1960) - That Chimp In There's Got My .45! After a circus-wagon crash in the center of town, Kevin Corcoran (title character) realizes Mr. Stubbs (as played by “Mr. Stubbs,” the Congo-born chimp hired by Walt Disney) has escaped into the bank and grabbed a gun, Jess Kirkpatrick the sheriff, in Toby Tyler, 1960.
Absent-Minded Professor, The (1961) - I Dub Thee Flubber! A discouraged Professor Brainard (Fred MacMurray) suddenly discovers he's invented flying rubber, thus "flubber," in Walt Disney's The Absent-Minded Professor, 1961.

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