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John Hench (I) (1908–2004)

John Hench was born on June 29, 1908 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA. He is known for his work on Cinderella (1950), Dumbo (1941) and Alice in Wonderland (1951). He was married to Lowry Hench. He died on February 5, 2004 in Burbank, California, USA. See full bio »

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  Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (animation art styling - 1 episode, 1957) (layout artist - 1 episode, 1955)
- Our Friend the Atom (1957) ... (animation art styling)
- Adventures of Mickey Mouse (1955) ... (layout artist)
 1953 The Alaskan Eskimo (Documentary short) (animator)
 1953 Peter Pan (color and styling)
 1951 Alice in Wonderland (color and styling)
 1950 Cinderella (color and styling)
 1949 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (color and styling)
 1948 So Dear to My Heart (cartoon art treatment)
 1948 Melody Time (layout artist - uncredited)
 1947 Fun & Fancy Free (layout)
 1946 Blue Bayou (Short) (background artist)
 1946 The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met (Short) (layout artist)
 1944 The Three Caballeros (layout artist)
 1941 Dumbo (backgrounds)
 1940 Fantasia (background artist - segments "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor", "The Nutcracker Suite")
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(book with Wendy Lefkon and Peggy Van Pelt) "Designing Disney: Imagineering and the Art of the Show". Disney Editions, 2003. ISBN 0786854065

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In 1946, surrealist Salvador Dali agreed to collaborate with Disney on a cartoon. Disney assigned Hench to the project. Since Dali spoke no English at the time, he and Hench conversed in French. The unfinished six-minute cartoon was shelved until the 1990s, when the Disney studios decided to finish the project. Hench helped complete the cartoon, "Destino". It premiered at the 2003 New York Film ... See more »

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