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Shamus Culhane (1908–1996)

James "Shamus" Culhane was the only animator to work on all of the first four animated feature-length Walt Disney cartoons. In a career that spanned six decades, he worked for 18 cartoon studios, including his own. In the mid-'0s his early hand-drawn animation was combined with computer animation for Disney films, including Aladdin (1992), The ... See full bio »

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Animation Department
Last of the Red-Hot Dragons
Last of the Red-Hot Dragons Animation Department
King of the Beasts
King of the Beasts Animation Department


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 1980 Last of the Red-Hot Dragons (TV Movie) (animator) / (layout artist)
 1977 King of the Beasts (TV Movie) (animator)
 1972 The Wonderful Stories of Professor Kitzel (TV Series) (layout artist)
 1968 Zuckerkandl! (Short) (animator)
 1965 A Pie in the Sky (TV Short) (animator)
 1965 Milton the Monster (TV Series) (animator - 12 episodes)
- The Bomb's Rush/There Auto Be a Law/Ghoul School (1965) ... (animator - segment "The Bomb's Rush")
- Trick or Treatment/Loot Pursuit/Zelda the Zombie (1965) ... (animator - segment "Zelda the Zombie")
 1965 Spider Spiter (TV Short) (animator)
 1964 The Hat (Short) (animator)
 1963 The New Casper Cartoon Show (TV Series) (animator - 6 episodes)
- Weather or Not (1963) ... (animator)
- The Lonesome Giant (1963) ... (animator)
- The Heart of Gold (1963) ... (animator)
- The Greedy Giants (1963) ... (animator)
- Cold Wave (1963) ... (animator)
 1962 Out of the Inkwell (TV Series) (animation director - 3 episodes)
- The Big Bank Robbery (1962) ... (animation director)
- Baby Face (1962) ... (animation director)
- Arty Party (1962) ... (animation director)
 1957 Hemo the Magnificent (TV Movie) (animator - uncredited)
 1957 The Big Fun Carnival (animator)
 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days (animator: titles - uncredited)
 1945 Enemy Bacteria (Short) (animator)
 1944 Angel Puss (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1944 Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1944 Hell-Bent for Election (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1943 Puss n' Booty (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1943 Inki and the Minah Bird (Short) (animator)
 1943 Fin n' Catty (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1941 Mr. Bug Goes to Town (director of animation - as James Culhane)
 1941 Sneak, Snoop and Snitch in Triple Trouble (Short) (animation director - uncredited) / (animator)
 1941 Two for the Zoo (Short) (animator - as James Culhane)
 1940 Popeye Meets William Tell (Short) (animator - as James Culhane)
 1940 The Dandy Lion (Short) (animation director - uncredited) / (animator)
 1940 Way Back When a Razzberry Was a Fruit (Short) (animation director - uncredited) / (animator - as James Culhane)
 1940 A Kick in Time (Short) (animator - as James Culhane)
 1940 Pinocchio (animator - uncredited)
 1939 Gulliver's Travels (animator - as James Culhane)
 1939 The Pointer (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1939 Beach Picnic (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1939 Donald's Cousin Gus (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1939 The Hockey Champ (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1939 Society Dog Show (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1938 Mickey's Parrot (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1938 Polar Trappers (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (animator - as James Culhane)
 1937 Pluto's Quin-puplets (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1937 Hawaiian Holiday (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1936 Mother Pluto (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1936 Donald and Pluto (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1936 Dick Whittington's Cat (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1936 Orphans' Picnic (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1936 Ali Baba (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1935 The Three Bears (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1935 Summertime (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1935 Mary's Little Lamb (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1935 Old Mother Hubbard (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1934 Jack Frost (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1934 Don Quixote (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1934 The King's Tailor (Short) (co-layout artist - uncredited)
 1934 Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp (Short) (co-layout artist - uncredited)
 1934 The Queen of Hearts (Short) (animator - as Jimmie Culhane) / (co-layout artist - uncredited)
 1934 Puss in Boots (Short) (animator - as Jimmie Culhane) / (co-layout artist)
 1934 The Brave Tin Soldier (Short) (animator - as Jimmie Culhane) / (co-layout artist - uncredited)
 1934 The Little Red Hen (Short) (animator - as Jimmie Culhane) / (co-layout artist - uncredited)
 1933 Jack and the Beanstalk (Short) (co-layout artist - uncredited)
 1933 Spite Flight (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1933 Soda Squirt (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1933 I Yam What I Yam (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1933 Play Ball (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1933 Pale-Face (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1933 Chinaman's Chance (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1933 Bulloney (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1933 Techno-Cracked (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1933 Flip's Lunch Room (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1933 The Air Race (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1933 Coo Coo the Magician (Short) (animator)
 1932 Funny Face (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1932 Nurse Maid (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1932 The Music Lesson (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1932 Phoney Express (Short) (animator)
 1932 Betty Boop's Bamboo Isle (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1932 Just a Gigolo (Short) (animator - as James Culhane)
 1932 Down Among the Sugar Cane (Short) (animator - as James Culhane)
 1932 Room Runners (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1932 You Try Somebody Else (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1932 Admission Free (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1932 Let Me Call You Sweetheart (Short) (animator - as James Culhane)
 1932 Shine on Harvest Moon (Short) (animator - as James Culhane)
 1932 Chess-Nuts (Short) (animator - as James H. Culhane)
 1932 Just One More Chance (Short) (animator - as James H. Culhane)
 1932 Crazy-Town (Short) (animator - as James H. Culhane)
 1932 Show Me the Way to Go Home (Short) (animator)
 1931 By the Light of the Silvery Moon (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1931 Minding the Baby (Short) (animator)
 1931 The Herring Murder Case (Short) (animator)
 1931 Alexander's Ragtime Band (Short) (animator - as Jimmy Culhane)
 1931 Somebody Stole My Gal (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1931 The Cow's Husband (Short) (animator - as Jimmie Culhane)
 1931 Please Go 'Way and Let Me Sleep (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1931 In My Merry Oldsmobile (Short) (animator - as Jimmy Culhane)
 1930 On a Sunday Afternoon (Short) (animator - as Jimmie Culhane)
 1930 Up to Mars (Short) (animator - as Jimmie Culhane)
 1930 Swing You Sinners! (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1930 The Stein Song (Short) (animator - as Jimmie Culhane)
 1930 In the Good Old Summer Time (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1926 Dinky Doodle in the Army (Short) (animation director)
 1925 Just Spooks (Short) (assistant animator)
 1924 The Magic Lamp (Short) (assistant animator)
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Alternate Names:

James H. Culhane | James Culhane | Jimmie Culhane | Jimmy Culhane

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Culhane was married twice. His first wife was Maxine Marx, the daughter of Chico Marx. See more »


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