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Samuel Armstrong (I) (1893–1976)

Samuel Armstrong was born on February 5, 1893 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He is known for his work on Dumbo (1941), Bambi (1942) and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). He died on September 29, 1976 in Minneapolis. See full bio »

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Known For

Dumbo Director
Bambi Director
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Animation Department
Fantasia Director


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 2000 Clair de Lune (Short) (as Sam Armstrong)
 1958 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1946 Blue Bayou (Short)
 1942 Bambi (sequence director - as Sam Armstrong)
 1941 Dumbo (sequence director - as Sam Armstrong)
 1940 Fantasia (: in most releases - segments "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor", "The Nutcracker Suite", uncredited)
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 1959 Really Scent (Short) (layout artist)
 1959 Hare-Abian Nights (Short) (layout artist)
 1959 Baton Bunny (Short) (layout artist - uncredited)
 1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (backgrounds)
 1937 The Old Mill (Short) (background artist - uncredited)
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 1939 How Walt Disney Cartoons Are Made (Documentary short)
Himself (uncredited)

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Water colour background artist and occasional director, with Disney in the early 40's. Trained at the Philadelphia School of Industrial Art and Rochester (NY) Mechanics' Art Institute. Previously employed as art editor for the Tacoma News Tribune. Also noted for his illustrations and covers for Sunset magazine.

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