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Claude Coats (1913–1992)

Claude Coats was born on January 17, 1913 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is known for his work on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Cinderella (1950) and Dumbo (1941). He died on January 9, 1992 in Los Angeles, California. See full bio »

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Known For

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Animation Department
(1937)
Cinderella
Cinderella Animation Department
(1950)
Dumbo
Dumbo Animation Department
(1941)
Pinocchio
Pinocchio Animation Department
(1940)

Filmography

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 1999 Fantasia 2000 (background artist - segment "Sorcerer's Apprentice, The")
 1984 DTV: Golden Oldies (Video) (background artist)
 1984 DTV: Pop & Rock (Video) (background artist)
 1984 DTV: Rock, Rhythm & Blues (Video) (background artist)
  Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (background artist - 15 episodes, 1955 - 1967) (animation art styling - 1 episode, 1957)
- How the West Was Lost (1967) ... (background artist)
- The Truth About Mother Goose (1963) ... (background artist)
- Magic and Music (1958) ... (background artist)
- Four Fabulous Characters (1957) ... (background artist)
- The Fourth Anniversary Show (1957) ... (background artist - segment "Peter and the Wolf", archive footage)
 1956 Hooked Bear (Short) (background artist)
 1955 Up a Tree (Short) (background artist)
 1955 Lady and the Tramp (backgrounds)
 1953 How to Sleep (Short) (background artist)
 1953 How to Dance (Short) (background artist)
 1953 Peter Pan (color and styling)
 1952 The Little House (Short) (background artist)
 1952 Uncle Donald's Ants (Short) (background artist)
 1951 Alice in Wonderland (color and styling)
 1950 Motor Mania (Short) (background artist)
 1950 Cinderella (color and styling)
 1949 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (color and styling)
 1949 The Wind in the Willows (Short) (background artist)
 1948 Cat Nap Pluto (Short) (background artist)
 1948 Little Toot (Short) (background artist)
 1948 Melody Time (color and styling)
 1948 Pecos Bill (Short) (background artist)
 1948 The Legend of Johnny Appleseed (Short) (background artist)
 1947 Fun & Fancy Free (background artist)
 1946 Song of the South (background and color stylist)
 1946 Peter and the Wolf (Short) (background artist)
 1946 Make Mine Music (backgrounds)
 1945 Californy er Bust (Short) (background artist)
 1945 Dog Watch (Short) (background artist)
 1945 Tiger Trouble (Short) (background artist)
 1944 The Three Caballeros (background artist)
 1943 Victory Through Air Power (Documentary) (background artist)
 1942 Aquarela do Brasil (Short) (background artist)
 1942 Saludos Amigos (Short) (backgrounds - as Claude Coates) / (layout artist - uncredited)
 1941 Dumbo (backgrounds)
 1940 Fantasia (background artist - segments "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", "The Pastoral Symphony")
 1940 Pinocchio (backgrounds)
 1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (backgrounds)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Claude | Claude Coates

Height:

6' 6½" (1.99 m)
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Trivia:

Worked in Walt Disney Imagineering (then known as WED Enterprises) on set design for Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion, actually pushing for a spookier version of the ride before compromising with fellow Imagineer Marc Davis to have the ride feature both scary and more humorous elements. See more »

Trademark:

Towering height

Nickname:

The Gentle Giant

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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