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Ben Sharpsteen (1895–1980)

Ben Sharpsteen was born on November 4, 1895 as Benjamin Sharpsteen. He is known for his work on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Dumbo (1941) and Pinocchio (1940). He died on December 20, 1980 in Sonoma County, California, USA. See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Dumbo
Dumbo Director
(1941)
Pinocchio
Pinocchio Director
(1940)
Fantasia
Fantasia Director
(1940)

Filmography

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 1934 Mickey Plays Papa (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1934 Peculiar Penguins (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1934 The Flying Mouse (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1934 The Wise Little Hen (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1934 Hollywood Party (animator - uncredited)
 1934 The Hot Choc-late Soldiers (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1934 Gulliver Mickey (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1934 Funny Little Bunnies (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1934 The Grasshopper and the Ants (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1934 Shanghaied (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1933 The Night Before Christmas (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1933 Giantland (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1933 Puppy Love (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1933 Lullaby Land (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1933 Old King Cole (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1933 Mickey's Gala Premier (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1933 Mickey's Mechanical Man (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1933 Father Noah's Ark (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1933 Mickey's Mellerdrammer (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1933 Birds in the Spring (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1933 The Mad Doctor (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1933 Building a Building (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1932 Mickey's Good Deed (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1932 Santa's Workshop (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1932 Babes in the Woods (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1932 The Klondike Kid (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1932 Touchdown Mickey (Short) (animation supervisor - uncredited)
 1932 The Whoopee Party (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1932 Trader Mickey (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1932 Mickey's Nightmare (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1932 Mickey in Arabia (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1932 The Duck Hunt (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1931 Mickey's Orphans (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1931 Mickey Cuts Up (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1931 The Beach Party (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1931 Egyptian Melodies (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1931 The Cat's Out (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1931 The China Plate (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1931 Mother Goose Melodies (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1931 Traffic Troubles (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1931 Birds of a Feather (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1931 The Birthday Party (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1930 Playful Pan (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1930 Pioneer Days (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1930 Winter (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1930 The Picnic (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1930 The Gorilla Mystery (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1930 The Chain Gang (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1930 Monkey Melodies (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1930 Midnight in a Toy Shop (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1930 The Fire Fighters (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1930 Frolicking Fish (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1930 Cannibal Capers (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1929 Jungle Rhythm (Short) (animator)
 1929 The Plowboy (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1929 Mickey's Choo-Choo (Short) (animator - uncredited)
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5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Pioneer animator. Early on, he worked as an inker for Hearst International. He subsequently enjoyed tenures at various animation studios, including Fleischer and Paramount before settling at Disney where he remained for 33 years (retiring in 1962), having assumed the role of animation director and supervisor. He was involved with the Disney TV series from 1954 and received much acclaim for his ... See more »

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Scorpio

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