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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 »


(age 75) in Burbank, California, USA

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins. See more awards »

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 1980 Mickey Mouse Disco (Short) (animator)
 1955-1979 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (animator - 5 episodes)
- Baseball Fever (1979) ... (animator)
- In Shape with Von Drake (1964) ... (animator)
- The Liberty Story (1957) ... (animator)
- Our Unsung Villains (1956) ... (animator)
- Adventures of Mickey Mouse (1955) ... (animator)
 1955 Lady and the Tramp (directing animator)
 1953 Ben and Me (Short) (animator)
 1953 Peter Pan (directing animator)
 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)
 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)
 1935 Cock o' the Walk (Short) (animator)
 1935 Music Land (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1935 Mickey's Fire Brigade (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1935 Mickey's Service Station (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1935 The Band Concert (Short) (animator)
 1934 Two-Gun Mickey (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1934 The Goddess of Spring (Short) (animator)
 1934 Servants' Entrance (animator - uncredited)
 1934 The Wise Little Hen (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1934 Funny Little Bunnies (Short) (animator - uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Woolie Reitherman | Wooly Reitherman

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[on his approach to animating fight scenes] There's that moment where the two adversaries face each other and hopefully you didn't know what was going to happen. See more »


Often cast his sons to provide the voice of a main character See more »



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