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Wolfgang Reitherman (1909–1985)


Wolfgang Reitherman was born on June 26, 1909 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. He is known for his work on The Jungle Book (1967), Robin Hood (1973) and 101 Dalmatians (1961). He was married to Janie McMillan. He died on May 22, 1985 in Burbank, California, USA. See full bio »

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(age 75) in Burbank, California, USA

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins. See more awards »

Known For

The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book Director
(1967)
Robin Hood
Robin Hood Director
(1973)
101 Dalmatians
101 Dalmatians Director
(1961)
The AristoCats
The AristoCats Director
(1970)

Filmography

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 1980 Mickey Mouse Disco (Short) (animator)
 1955-1979 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (animator - 6 episodes)
- Baseball Fever (1979) ... (animator)
- How the West Was Lost (1967) ... (animator)
- In Shape with Von Drake (1964) ... (animator)
- The Liberty Story (1957) ... (animator)
- Our Unsung Villains (1956) ... (animator)
 1959 Sleeping Beauty (sequence director)
 1955 Lady and the Tramp (directing animator)
 1953 Ben and Me (Short) (animator)
 1953 Peter Pan (directing animator: "The Crocodile")
 1952 Two Gun Goofy (Short) (animator)
 1951 Alice in Wonderland (directing animator)
 1951 Cold War (Short) (animation)
 1950 How to Ride a Horse (Short) (animator)
 1950 Cinderella (directing animator)
 1949 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (directing animator)
 1949 The Wind in the Willows (Short) (character animator)
 1949 Goofy Gymnastics (Short) (animator)
 1949 Tennis Racquet (Short) (animator)
 1949 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Short) (animator)
 1947 Fun & Fancy Free (directing animator)
 1947 Mickey and the Beanstalk (Short) (animator)
 1943 El Gaucho Goofy (Short) (animator)
 1942 How to Fish (Short) (animator)
 1942 How to Swim (Short) (animator)
 1942 The Vanishing Private (Short) (animator)
 1942 Saludos Amigos (Short) (animator - as Wooly Reitherman)
 1941 The Art of Skiing (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1941 Dumbo (animation director - as Woolie Reitherman)
 1941/I The Reluctant Dragon (animator)
 1940 Goofy's Glider (Short) (animator)
 1940 Fantasia (animation supervisor - segment "Rite of Spring")
 1940 Pinocchio (animation director - as Woolie Reitherman)
 1939 Donald's Cousin Gus (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1939 Goofy and Wilbur (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1938 Polar Trappers (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1938 Donald's Nephews (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (animator - as Woolie Reitherman)
 1937 Clock Cleaners (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1937 Hawaiian Holiday (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1937 The Worm Turns (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1936 Moving Day (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1936 Elmer Elephant (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1935 Broken Toys (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1935 Cock o' the Walk (Short) (animator)
 1935 Music Land (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1935 Mickey's Fire Brigade (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1935 Water Babies (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1935 Mickey's Service Station (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1935 The Band Concert (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1934 Two-Gun Mickey (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1934 The Goddess of Spring (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1934 Servants' Entrance (animator - uncredited)
 1934 The Wise Little Hen (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1934 Funny Little Bunnies (Short) (animator - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Woolie Reitherman | Wooly Reitherman
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Personal Quote:

We used to watch pictures in slow motion at night after work- sports, horse races in slow motion and all you could do was talk about it, you never could grab hold of any fixed formula but finally things came to pass. You knew the weight had to be supported all the time because from birth to death gravity is working on you. See more »

Trivia:

Before joining Disney in 1934, he was employed as a draftsman by Douglas Aircraft. See more »

Trademark:

Often animated fast action sequences (such as the Tramp/Rat fight in _Lady and the Tramp (1957)_) or dances See more »

Nickname:

Woolie

Star Sign:

Cancer

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