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Judge Whitaker (1908–1985)

Judge Whitaker was an animator that went on to become a pioneering producer & director of educational and religious films at Brigham Young University, where he is credited with establishing a motion picture studio. In many ways his life would parallel that of Walt Disney, who would become his long-term employer. Judge moved with his family to ... See full bio »


(age 77) in Murray, Utah, USA

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Cinderella Animation Department
Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland Animation Department
Peter Pan
Peter Pan Animation Department
Johnny Lingo
Johnny Lingo Producer


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 1980 Mickey Mouse Disco (Short) (animator)
 1961-1979 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (animator - 2 episodes)
- Baseball Fever (1979) ... (animator)
- The Hunting Instinct (1961) ... (animator)
 1970 Bongo (Short) (character animation)
 1953 Peter Pan (character animator)
 1952 Lambert the Sheepish Lion (Short) (animator)
 1951 Alice in Wonderland (character animator)
 1951 Corn Chips (Short) (animator)
 1951 Chicken in the Rough (Short) (animator)
 1950 Bee at the Beach (Short) (animation)
 1950 Food for Feudin' (Short) (animator)
 1950 Crazy Over Daisy (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1950 Cinderella (character animator)
 1949 Slide Donald Slide (Short) (animator)
 1949 The Greener Yard (Short) (animator)
 1949 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (animator - uncredited)
 1949 All in a Nutshell (Short) (animator)
 1949 Honey Harvester (Short) (animator)
 1949 Lion Around (Short) (animator)
 1948 Tea for Two Hundred (Short) (animation)
 1948 Melody Time (character animator)
 1947 Fun & Fancy Free (character animator)
 1947 Bootle Beetle (Short) (animator)
 1947 Straight Shooters (Short) (animator)
 1946 Lighthouse Keeping (Short) (animator)
 1946 Make Mine Music (animator)
 1946 A Knight for a Day (Short) (animator)
 1945 No Sail (Short) (animator)
 1945 The Clock Watcher (Short) (animator)
 1944 Donald's Off Day (Short) (animator)
 1944 Donald Duck and the Gorilla (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1943 Fall Out-Fall in (Short) (animator)
 1942 Sky Trooper (Short) (animator)
 1942 The Vanishing Private (Short) (animator)
 1942 Donald Gets Drafted (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1942 Donald's Snow Fight (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1941 Chef Donald (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1941/I The Reluctant Dragon (animator - uncredited)
 1940 Donald's Vacation (Short) (animator)
 1940 Put-Put Troubles (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1940 Mr. Duck Steps Out (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1940 Donald's Dog Laundry (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1939 Officer Duck (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1939 The Autograph Hound (Short) (animator - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

W. O. Whitaker | Wetzel O. Whitaker | Wetzel Whitaker

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When at the age 8 or 9 an older brother started using the name "Judge" to tease him, comparing him with the local Justice of the Peace, apparently a homely little man. After repeated use, the kids in the neighborhood started using it and the nickname stuck. Although originally hating it, Wetzel became so used to this name that he used it in screen credits throughout his career at Walt Disney ... See more »



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