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Frank Thomas (I) (1912–2004)

Frank Thomas was born on September 5, 1912 in Santa Monica, California, USA. He is known for his work on The Iron Giant (1999), The Incredibles (2004) and Robin Hood (1973). He was married to Jeanette A. Thomas. He died on September 8, 2004 in La Cañada Flintridge, California. See full bio »

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Known For

The Iron Giant
The Iron Giant Additional Voices
The Incredibles
Robin Hood
Robin Hood Animation Department
Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins Animation Department


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  Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (animator - 3 episodes, 1961 - 1970) (directing animator - 1 episode, 1982)
- Winnie the Pooh and Friends (1982) ... (directing animator - segment "Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too")
- Nature's Strangest Oddballs (1970) ... (animator)
- The Hunting Instinct (1961) ... (animator)
- An Adventure in Color/Mathmagic Land (1961) ... (animator)
 1981 The Fox and the Hound (supervising animator)
 1977 The Rescuers (directing animator)
 1977 The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (animator: "Winnie the Pooh" and "Piglet")
 1975 The Madcap Adventures of Mr. Toad (Short) (animator)
 1974 Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (Short) (directing animator: "Winnie The Pooh" and "Piglet")
 1973 Robin Hood (directing animator)
 1970 The AristoCats (directing animator)
 1968 Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (Short) (directing animator: "Winnie The Pooh" and "Piglet")
 1967/I The Jungle Book (directing animator)
 1964 Mary Poppins (animator)
 1963 The Sword in the Stone (directing animator)
 1961 101 Dalmatians (directing animator: "Pongo")
 1959 Donald in Mathmagic Land (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1959 Sleeping Beauty (directing animator)
 1955 Lady and the Tramp (directing animator)
 1953 Peter Pan (directing animator)
 1951 Alice in Wonderland (directing animator) / (directing animator: "Doorknob" and the "Queen of Hearts" - uncredited)
 1950 Cinderella (directing animator)
 1949 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (directing animator)
 1949 The Wind in the Willows (Short) (character animator)
 1949 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Short) (animator)
 1948 Melody Time (animator: "Johnny Appleseed" - uncredited)
 1946 In Dutch (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1945 The Flying Gauchito (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1944 The Three Caballeros (animator - as Franklin Thomas)
 1943 The Winged Scourge (Documentary short) (animator - uncredited)
 1943 Victory Vehicles (Short) (animator)
 1943 Education for Death: The Making of the Nazi (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1943 The Grain That Built a Hemisphere (Documentary short) (animator - uncredited)
 1942 Bambi (supervising animator - as Franklin Thomas) / (supervising animator: "Thumper" - uncredited)
 1941 Dumbo (animation director - uncredited)
 1940 Fantasia (animator - uncredited)
 1940 Pinocchio (animation director: "Pinocchio" - uncredited)
 1939 The Pointer (Short) (animator: "Mickey" and "Bear" - uncredited)
 1939 The Practical Pig (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1938 Brave Little Tailor (Short) (animator: "King", "Mickey" and "Minnie" - uncredited)
 1937 Little Hiawatha (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1936 More Kittens (Short) (animator)
 1936 Mickey's Elephant (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1936 Mickey's Circus (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1936 Orphans' Picnic (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1935 Music Land (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1935 The Cookie Carnival (Short) (animator - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Jungle Book Portfolio (1992) See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 2 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

The Firehouse Five Plus Two | Franklin Thomas | Firehouse Five Plus Two

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

All the people that I had sort of looked up to and admired. They all wanted to meet me. See more »


He became known for his long enduring close friendship with fellow animator Ollie Johnston. They met at Stanford University. During their decades at Disney, they would often be found in each other's office. They became known as simply "Frank and Ollie." Their close friendship continued through their retirement years until Frank passed away in 2004. See more »


Often tasked with animating the villain (Lady Tremaine in Cinderella (1950), The Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland (1951), Captain Hook in Peter Pan (1953))

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