Art Directors

Ken Anderson

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"Versatile talent lent to a long and project filed career in animation. Remembered best for his work as art director on Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)."

Don Bluth

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"Don Bluth began his career as an "in betweener" at Disney Studios in Burbank. After working on the movie "Sleeping Beauty" he left Disney and became a Mormon missionary in Argentina. Upon returning he decided to continue his formal education at Brigh..."

Jules Engels

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"Jules Engels was a prolific American animator, artist, director and teacher, where he founded the Experimental Animation program at the California Institute of the Arts, where he worked until his death in 2003, serving as a mentor to new generations ..."

Paul Grimault

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"Paul Grimault studied graphic design at the School of Applied Arts in Paris, though soon after graduating his friends directed him towards animation. He began, as many early animators, doing short films for advertisement. He and Andre Sarrut decided ..."

John Hubley

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"John Hubley was born in Marinette, Wisconsin, USA on May 21, 1914. He is best known as one half of the animating duo with his wife Faith Hubley, who formerly worked as a sound editor and a script clerk at various major studios. He formerly worked ..."

Faith Hubley

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"Faith Hubley (née Chestman) was born September 16, 1924 in New York City, New York. She is best known as one half of the animating duo alongside her husband John Hubley, a former Disney and UPA animator. She became an independent animator follow..."

Fyodor Khitruk

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"Fyodor Savelyevich Khitruk was born May 1, 1917 in Tver, Russia. He was a Soviet animator best known for his Vinni Pukh animations, a Russian adaptation of A.A. Milne's British book series, Winnie the Pooh. Khitruk won numerous awards at several f..."

Georges Méliès

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"George Méliès was one of the earliest filmmakers, and one of the few who experimented with the vast trick and illusionist possibilities of film, inventing a wide range of cinematic techniques. These techniques include substitution splices, multiple..."

Ken O’Connor

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"Ken O'Connor was born in Perth, Australia, and died in Burbank California. He was a legendary Disney layout artist, designer as well as art director. During his time at Disney, he helped the studio achieve a high level of visual dynamism in their cla..."

Leo D. Sullivan

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"Leo D. Sullivan began his career in 1959 after graduating from the Chouinard Art Institute. He first worked as an assistant to Warner Bros. producer Bob Clampett on the television show, Beany and Cecil. In 1965, Sullivan met fellow animator Floyd Nor..."