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Date of Birth 22 June 1900Gelnhausen, Hesse, Germany
Date of Death 31 January 1967Hollywood, California, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameWilhelm Oskar Fischinger

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Elfriede Fischinger (1932 - 31 January 1967) (his death) (5 children)

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Brother of filmmaker Hans Fischinger.
German painter and pioneer animator. In films, he was noted for his abstract shapes synchronised to music. He worked on the special effects of Fritz Lang's sci-fi classic Woman in the Moon (1929), moving to Hollywood in February 1936. He designed the Johann Sebastian Bachs 'Toccata and Fugue in D Minor' sequence for Walt Disney's Fantasia (1940), but quit without credit before its completion as his designs had been altered to be more representational.

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