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John Wilson (I) (1919–2013)

John was wounded in WWII, while serving in the British Army "Desert Rats", in North Africa. Being a graphic artist, on return to England, he started as asst. art director at Pinewood Studio, with David Lean. Seeing a note on the studio notice board asking for cartoonists and artists to apply at GBA, Cookham, for work as animators, John applied, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Grease
Grease Animation Department
(1978)
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour Animation Department
(1971-1974)
Stanley, the Ugly Duckling
Stanley, the Ugly Duckling Animation Department
(1982)
Tara the Stone Cutter
Tara the Stone Cutter Animation Department
(1955)

Filmography

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 1999 Le château des singes (key animator)
 1999 An Off-Beats Valentine's (TV Movie) (animator) / (layout artist)
  KaBlam! (TV Series) (ink artist - 1 episode, 1997) (inker - 1 episode, 1997)
- Harold's Glow-in-the-Dark Brand Butter (1997) ... (ink artist - segment "The Off-Beats")
- Better Than a Poke in the Eye (1997) ... (inker - segment "The Off-Beats")
 1995 The Seventh Brother (character designer)
 1995 The New Adventures of Madeline (TV Series) (sheet director - 1995)
 1993-1994 Madeline (TV Series) (sheet director - 5 episodes)
- Madeline and the Talking Parrot (1994) ... (sheet director)
- Madeline and the Missing Clown (1994) ... (sheet director)
- Madeline and the Forty Thieves (1993) ... (sheet director)
- Madeline and the Soccer Star (1993) ... (sheet director)
- Madeline and the Dog Show (1993) ... (sheet director)
 1993 Hurricanes (TV Series) (additional color backgrounds - 1994-1995)
 1992 The Specialists (TV Mini-Series) (animation director - 1992)
 1991 Bucky O'Hare and the Toad Wars! (TV Series) (animation director - 13 episodes)
- The Taking of Pilot Jenny (1991) ... (animation director)
- Bye Bye Berserker Baboon (1991) ... (animation director)
- The Warriors (1991) ... (animation director)
- The Artificers of Aldebaran (1991) ... (animation director)
- Corsair Canards (1991) ... (animation director)
 1991 Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (TV Series) (animation director - 8 episodes)
- The Great Tomato Wars (1991) ... (animation director)
- Tomatotransformation (1991) ... (animation director)
- Ultra-tomato III (1991) ... (animation director)
- The Tomato Worms Turn (1991) ... (animation director)
- Stemming the Tide (1991) ... (animation director)
 1991 Little Shop (TV Series) (animation director - 1 episode)
- Back to the Fuschia (1991) ... (animation director)
 1991 Spacecats (TV Series) (animation director - 1991)
 1987 The Little Wizards (TV Series) (model designer - 1987) / (sequence director - 1987)
 1983 You Gotta Serve Somebody (Short) (animator)
 1982 Stanley, the Ugly Duckling (TV Short) (animation director) / (character designer) / (layout artist)
 1980 The Private Eyes (animator: main title)
 1978 Grease (animator: main titles)
 1976 Cos (TV Series) (animator - as John D. Wilson)
 1976 Joys (TV Special) (animator)
 1976 Angie Baby (Short) (animator)
 1974 The Hudson Brothers Razzle Dazzle Show (TV Series) (producer - 16 episodes)
- Episode #1.16 (1974) ... (producer: animated film by)
- Episode #1.15 (1974) ... (producer: animated film by)
- Episode #1.14 (1974) ... (producer: animated film by)
- Episode #1.13 (1974) ... (producer: animated film by)
- Episode #1.12 (1974) ... (producer: animated film by)
 1971-1974 The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (TV Series) (animator - 59 episodes)
- Episode #4.23 (1974) ... (animator)
- Episode #4.22 (1974) ... (animator)
- Episode #4.21 (1974) ... (animator)
- Episode #4.20 (1974) ... (animator)
- Episode #4.19 (1974) ... (animator)
 1974 The Chocolate Princess (Short) (animator)
 1972 Both Sides Now (Short) (animator)
 1968 The Early Birds (Short) (animator) / (layout artist)
 1964-1966 The Peter Potamus Show (TV Series) (layout artist - 10 episodes)
- The Crossbow Incident/Jail Break-In (1966) ... (layout artist)
- Dept and Taxes/Rapid Romance (1966) ... (layout artist)
- The Reform of Plankenstein/Cactus Ruckus (1965) ... (layout artist)
 1962 Exploring (TV Series documentary) (animator - 1964-1966)
 1961 Congo Valiente (Short) (animator)
 1955 Lady and the Tramp (key assistant animator - uncredited)
 1955 Tara the Stone Cutter (Short) (animator) / (background artist)
 1954 Pigs Is Pigs (Short) (layout artist)
 1953 Toot Whistle Plunk and Boom (Short) (character designer - uncredited)
 1953 Christopher Crumpet (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1953 Peter Pan (key assistant animator - uncredited)
 1950 Gerald McBoing-Boing (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1949 Ginger Nutt's Bee-Bother (Short) (animator)
 1949 Ginger Nutt's Christmas Circus (Short) (animator)
 1949 The Ostrich (Short) (animator)
 1948 The Cuckoo (Short) (animator)
 1948 The Lion (Felis Leo) (Short) (animator)
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Personal Details


Alternate Names:

John D. Wilson | John David Wilson

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Trivia:

Retired, living in England.

Star Sign:

Leo

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