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Buddy Baker (I) (1918–2002)

Buddy Baker was born on January 4, 1918 in Springfield, Missouri, USA as Norman Dale Baker. He is known for his work on The Fox and the Hound (1981), The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977) and Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954). He was married to Charlotte and B.J. Baker. He died on July 26, 2002 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2011 Mini Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (TV Series short)
 1989 The All New Mickey Mouse Club (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1982 Impressions de France (Short)
 1981 The Fox and the Hound (musical score composed by)
 1980 The Kids Who Knew Too Much (TV Movie)
 1978 Trail of Danger (TV Movie)
 1975 The Footloose Goose (TV Movie)
 1974 Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (Short) (musical score)
 1974 Return of the Big Cat (TV Movie)
 1974 Carlo, the Sierra Coyote (TV Movie)
 1973 Superdad
 1971 Project Florida (Short)
 1970 Menace on the Mountain (TV Movie)
 1969 Rascal
 1967 Family Planning (Short)
 1964 A Tiger Walks
 1963 Summer Magic
 1961 Aquamania (Short)
 1961 Donald and the Wheel (Short)
 1961 The Litterbug (Short)
 1961 Zorro (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1959 Donald in Mathmagic Land (Short)
 1959 Disneyland '59 (TV Movie documentary)
 1956 I'm No Fool in Water (Short)
 1955 The Mickey Mouse Club (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1955)
- Episode #1.3 (1955)
- Episode #1.1 (1955)
 1953 Wicked Woman
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Composed the music for the "Grim Grinning Ghosts" song played in Disneyland's and Walt Disney World's "Haunted Mansion" attractions as well as Disney's 1969 "A Spooky Night in Disney's Haunted Mansion" album.

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Norman 'Buddy' Baker

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He wrote the music for the Haunted Mansion, and served as the musical director for Epcot. At Epcot he worked on Universe of Energy, American Adventure, World of Motion, Wonders of China, Kitchen Kaberet, Impressions de France, and Listen to the Land. He retired in 1983 as the last staff composer at any major studio. See more »

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