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Encyclopedia > Wolfgang Reitherman

Wolfgang Reitherman (June 26, 1909 - May 22, 1985), also known and sometimes credited as Woolie Reitherman, was a famed Disney animator and one of Disney's Nine Old Men. June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... May 22 is the 142nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (143rd in leap years). ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Walt Disney Company (most commonly known as Disney) (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... Disneys Nine Old Men were the core animators (some of whom later became directors) that created the Disney studios most famous work, from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs onward to The Rescuers. ...


Born in Munich, Germany, Reitherman's family moved to America when he was a child. After attending Pasadena Junior College and briefly working as a draftsman for Douglas Aircraft, Reitherman returned to school at the Chouinard Art Institute, graduating in 1933. Munich: Frauenkirche and Town Hall steeple Munich (German: München, pronounced listen) is the capital of the German Federal State of Bavaria (German: Freistaat Bayern). ... The Douglas Aircraft Company was founded by Donald Wills Douglas in July 1921. ... The California Institute of the Arts, commonly known as CalArts, and located in Valencia, California, grants degrees in visual and performing arts. ...


Reitherman began working for Disney in 1934, along with future Disney legends Ward Kimball and Milt Kahl. The three worked together on a number of classic Disney shorts, including "The Band Concert", "Music Land", and "Elmer Elephant." In 1937, Reitherman worked on the first Disney feature-length film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Firehouse Five Plus Two LP album cover. ... Milt Kahl is often considered the finest draughtsman of the Disney animators. ... The Band Concert is a 1935 Walt Disney cartoon in which Mickey Mouse is conductor of an outdoor orchestra. ... Elmer the Patchwork Elephant is a picture book by the British author David McKee, or the protagonist who is introduced therein. ... Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the first animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ...


All in all, Reitherman worked on various Disney feature films produced from 1940, until his retirement in 1980, from Pinocchio to The Fox and the Hound. Beginning with 1961's One Hundred and One Dalmatians "Woolie", as he was called by friends, served as Disney's chief animation director. He also served as a producer, sequence director, and starred as himself in a 1941 short entitled "The Reluctant Dragon". All three of Reitherman's sons — Bruce, Richard and Robert — provided voices for Disney characters, including Mowgli in The Jungle Book, Christopher Robin in the "Winnie the Pooh" films, and Wart in The Sword in the Stone. Pinocchio is the second animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... One Hundred and One Dalmatians (often abbreviated as 101 Dalmatians) is the seventeenth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... The Reluctant Dragon is a 1898 childrens book by Kenneth Grahame, which served as the key element to The Reluctant Dragon, a 1941 feature film from Walt Disney Productions. ... Christopher Robin is a character in the Winnie-the-Pooh books. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Plantar wart. ... Wikibooks has more about this subject: The Sword in the Stone This article is about the novel. ...


Reitherman served as director on several Disney animated classics including One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961), The Sword in the Stone (1963), The Jungle Book (1967), The Aristocats (1970), Robin Hood (1973) and The Rescuers (1977). One Hundred and One Dalmatians (often abbreviated as 101 Dalmatians) is the seventeenth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... Wikibooks has more about this subject: The Sword in the Stone This article is about the novel. ... The Jungle Book is the nineteenth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... The Aristocats is the twentieth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon, released in 1970 from the Walt Disney studio. ... Robin Hood is an animated film produced by the Walt Disney Studios, first released in the United States on November 8, 1973. ... The Rescuers is the twenty-third film in the Disney animated features canon. ...


He was killed in a car accident in 1985, at the age of 75. In 1989, he was posthumously named a Disney Legend. The Disney Legends awards are given annually by The Walt Disney Company to honor individuals who have made a notable contribution to the company. ...


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