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Frank Armitage (I) (1924–2016)

Frank Armitage was born on August 5, 1924 in Geelong, Australia as Roblan Frank Armitage. He is known for his work on The Jungle Book (1967), Sleeping Beauty (1959) and Mary Poppins (1964). He was married to Karen Connolly Armitage. He died on January 4, 2016 in Paso Robles, California, USA. See full bio »

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The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book Animation Department
Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty Animation Department
Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins Animation Department
Peter Pan
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  Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (background artist - 1 episode, 1970) (layout designer - 1 episode, 1955)
- Nature's Strangest Oddballs (1970) ... (background artist)
- Man and the Moon (1955) ... (layout designer)
 1969 Steps Towards Maturity and Health (Short) (background artist)
 1969 The Social Side of Health (Short) (background artist)
 1967 The Jungle Book (background artist)
 1965 Girl to Woman (Documentary short) (background artist)
 1965 Donald's Fire Survival Plan (Short) (background artist)
 1965 Freewayphobia #1 (Short) (background artist)
 1964 Mary Poppins (background artist - uncredited)
 1961 Mr. Digit and the Battle of Bubbling Brook (Short) (background artist)
 1961 The Dick Tracy Show (TV Series) (background artist - 14 episodes)
- The Sweepstakes Caper (1961) ... (background artist)
- The Big Seal Steal (1961) ... (background artist)
- The Bank Prank (1961) ... (background artist)
- Quick Cure Quacks (1961) ... (background artist)
- Lumber Scamps (1961) ... (background artist)
 1960 Mister Magoo (TV Series) (background artist - 9 episodes)
- Slim Trim Magoo (1960) ... (background artist)
- Foot Loose Moose (1960) ... (background artist)
- Short Order Magoo (1960) ... (background artist)
- Hula Magoo (1960) ... (background artist)
- Marco Magoo (1960) ... (background artist)
 1959 Sleeping Beauty (backgrounds)
 1959 Fill 'Er Up (Short) (background artist)
 1955 Lady and the Tramp (animator - uncredited)
 1953 Peter Pan (background artist - uncredited)
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 1980 Cosmos (TV Mini-Series documentary) (biological art consultant - 2 episodes)
- Harmony of the Worlds (1980) ... (biological art consultant)
- One Voice in the Cosmic Fugue (1980) ... (biological art consultant)
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 1959 Rhapsody of Steel (Short)
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 1997 Once Upon a Dream: The Making of Walt Disney's 'Sleeping Beauty' (Video documentary short) (thanks)
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 1997 Once Upon a Dream: The Making of Walt Disney's 'Sleeping Beauty' (Video documentary short)
Himself - Background Artist

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Armitage left Disney after The Jungle Book, and went on to provide production illustration for Fox's science fiction film Fantastic Voyage. The film sees a submarine crew shrunk to microscopic size to repair the damaged brain of an injured scientist. The visual effects made good use of Armitage's expertise in anatomical drawings, and went on to win two Academy Awards for Best Art Direction-color ... See more »

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