Winsor McCay Award Recipients

by jramirez-66906 | created - 12 Nov 2017 | updated - 9 months ago | Public

The recipients of the Winsor McCay lifetime achievement award for the artists and/or contributors to the field of animation as one of the highest honors that is given to the individual in the animation industry in recognition for career contributions to the art of animation.

1. Max Fleischer

Producer | The Tantalizing Fly

Max Fleischer was born on July 19, 1883 in Krakau, Galicia, Austria-Hungary. He is known for his work on The Tantalizing Fly (1919), Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936) and The Ouija Board (1920). He was married to Essie Goldstein. He died on September 11, 1972 in Los Angeles, ...

The first recipient of the award. From the 1972 Annie Awards.

2. Dave Fleischer

Director | Mr. Bug Goes to Town

Dave Fleischer was born on July 14, 1894 in New York City, New York, USA as David Fleischer. He is known for his work on Mr. Bug Goes to Town (1941), In the Good Old Summer Time (1926) and Gulliver's Travels (1939). He was married to Mae Schwartz and Ida Mae Sharnow. He died on June 25, 1979 in ...

From the 1972 Annie Awards.

3. Walter Lantz

Producer | The Merry Old Soul

As the head of his own animation studio, Lantz was responsible for the creation of the first Technicolor cartoon. He also introduced the cartoon characters Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Andy Panda, Chilly Willy, and Woody Woodpecker.

From the 1973 Annie Awards.

4. Tex Avery

Director | A Wild Hare

Tex Avery was a descendant of Judge Roy Bean and Daniel Boone, but all his grandma ever told him about it was "Don't ever mention you are kin to Roy Bean. He's a no good skunk!!" After graduating from North Dallas High School in 1927, Avery moved to Southern California in 1929 and got a job in the ...

From the 1974 Annie Awards.

5. Friz Freleng

Producer | ABC Afterschool Specials

Friz Freleng was born Isadore Freleng on August 21, 1906 in Kansas City, Missouri. With no formal training in drawing, his first job as an animator was with United Film Advancement Services in 1924 at the age of 17. The first work Friz is credited with was for Disney Studios where he worked as an ...

From the 1974 Annie Awards.

6. Chuck Jones

Actor | Gremlins

Starting as a cel washer, Chuck Jones worked his way up to animator and then director at the animation division of Warner Bros. He is famous for creating such beloved cartoon characters as Wile E. Coyote, Henery Hawk, Pepé Le Pew, Marvin the Martian, Ralph Wolf, Road Runner, Sam Sheepdog, Sniffles,...

From the 1974 Annie Awards.

7. Art Babbitt

Animation_department | Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Art Babbitt was born on October 8, 1907 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA as Arthur Harold Babitsky. He is known for his work on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Dumbo (1941) and Pinocchio (1940). He was married to Barbara Perry, Dinah Gottliebova, Marge Champion and Rose Cohn. He died on March 4, ...

From the 1974 Annie Awards.

8. Winsor McCay

Writer | Gertie the Dinosaur

Like many pioneers, the work of 'Winsor McCay' has been largely superseded by successors such as Walt Disney and Max Fleischer but he more than earns a place in film history for being the American cinema's first great cartoon animator. He started out as a newspaper cartoonist, achieving a national ...

Posthumously. From the 1974 Annie Awards.

9. Walt Disney

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Flora Disney (née Call) and Elias Disney, a Canadian-born farmer and businessperson. He had Irish, German, and English ancestry. Walt moved with his parents to Kansas City at age seven, where he spent the majority of ...

Posthumously. From the 1975 Annie Awards.

10. John Hubley

Director | A Doonesbury Special

John Hubley was born on May 21, 1914 in Marinette, Wisconsin, USA. He is known for his work on A Doonesbury Special (1977), Of Stars and Men (1962) and A Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass Double Feature (1966). He was married to Faith Hubley and Claudia Ross. He died on February 21, 1977 in New ...

From the 1975 Annie Awards.

11. Faith Hubley

Animation_department | Yes We Can

Faith Hubley (née Faith Elliott) was born in 1924 in the Hell's Kitchen area of Manhattan. She left home without completing high school to go to Hollywood to pursue a career in filmmaking. She began as a messenger at Columbia Studios, but eventually worked as a sound-effects and music editor. ...

From the 1975 Annie Awards.

12. Norman McLaren

Producer | Neighbours

Norman McClaren is one of the most awarded filmmakers in the history of Canadian cinema, and a pioneer in both animation and filmmaking. Born in Scotland, he entered the Glasgow School of Fine Arts in 1932 to study set design. His early experiments in animation included actually scratching and ...

From the 1975 Annie Awards.

13. Robert Cannon

Director | Gerald McBoing! Boing! on Planet Moo

Robert 'Bobo' Cannon began his career at Leon Schlesinger Productions in 1934, assisting ace animators Robert Clampett and Chuck Jones. After a two-year apprenticeship, he graduated to full animator. Cannon became an integral part of that anarchic Warner Brothers in-house cartoon outfit, known as '...

Posthumously. From the 1976 Annie Awards.

14. Hugh Harman

Producer | The Old Mill Pond

Hugh Harman was one of the pioneers of animation. While not a great animator, (compared to co-worker, Rudolf Ising) he was present during the early days. He began his work with Walt Disney in 1922, working on Disney's early Laugh-o-Gram toons. When that company went bankrupt, Harman and partner ...

From the 1976 Annie Awards.

15. Rudolf Ising

Producer | The Milky Way

While animation was still in its infancy during the early twenties, Walt Disney managed to recruit the brightest and best talent nationwide and imported it into Hollywood. Two of these pioneers artists were close friends Hugh Harman and Rudy Ising. They had first tasted success by helping to ...

From the 1976 Annie Awards.

16. Michael Maltese

Soundtrack | Son of the Mask

During the heyday of cartoon slapstick in Hollywood, one basic tenet held precedence: namely, that an inseparable connection existed between perennial antagonists like Tom and Jerry, Sylvester and Tweetie, Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam (or Elmer Fudd). In other ...

From the 1976 Annie Awards.

17. George Pal

Producer | The War of the Worlds

George Pal was born on February 1, 1908, in Cegled, Austria-Hungary. Later, when he was still a child, his stage-entertainer parents divorced, and he was raised by his grandparents.

In 1928, Pal graduated from the Budapest Academy of Arts with a degree in Architecture and highly developed drawing ...

From the 1976 Annie Awards.

18. Ward Kimball

Director | It's Tough to Be a Bird

Ward Kimball joined Disney Studios in 1934 as an animator. He eventually became involved in all aspects of animation production, most notably as the designer of Jiminy Cricket for the film "Pinocchio." He was also responsible for the redesign of Mickey Mouse. Walt Disney recognized Kimball's ...

From the 1976 Annie Awards.

19. William Hanna

Producer | ABC Afterschool Specials

William Hanna was born on July 14, 1910 in Melrose, New Mexico, USA as William Denby Hanna. He was a producer and director, known for ABC Afterschool Specials (1972), The Flintstones (1994) and The Smurfs (1981). He was married to Violet Blanch Wogatzke. He died on March 22, 2001 in North Hollywood...

From the 1977 Annie Awards.

20. Joseph Barbera

Producer | ABC Afterschool Specials

Joseph Barbera was born on March 24, 1911 in Little Italy, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Joseph Roland Barbera. He was a producer and director, known for ABC Afterschool Specials (1972), The Smurfs (1981) and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004). He was married to Sheila Holden and ...

From the 1977 Annie Awards.

21. Mel Blanc

Actor | Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Mel Blanc, known as "The Man of Thousand Voices" is regarded as the most prolific actor to ever work in Hollywood with over a thousand screen credits. He developed and performed nearly 400 distinct character voices with precision and a uniquely expressive vocal range. The legendary specialist from ...

From the 1977 Annie Awards.

22. Oskar Fischinger

Special_effects | Frau im Mond

Fischinger apprenticed at an organ-building firm after he finished school until the owners were drafted into World War 1. The next year he worked as a draftsman in an architect's office, until he too was called to duty. However, since he was too 'unhealthy', he was rejected from combat duty.

Posthumously. From the 1977 Annie Awards.

23. Bill Scott

Actor | The Bullwinkle Show

Bill Scott was born on August 2, 1920 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as William John Scott. He was an actor and writer, known for The Bullwinkle Show (1961), Rocky and His Friends (1959) and Hoppity Hooper (1964). He was married to Dorothy Scott. He died on November 29, 1985 in Tujunga, ...

From the 1977 Annie Awards.

24. Milt Kahl

Animation_department | Mary Poppins

Milt Kahl was born on March 22, 1909 in San Francisco, California, USA as Milton Erwin Kahl. He is known for his work on Mary Poppins (1964), Lady and the Tramp (1955) and Sleeping Beauty (1959). He was married to Julia Jeneal Schmidt, Phyllis Bounds Detiege and Laura Marie Nordquist. He died on ...

From the 1977 Annie Awards.

25. Jay Ward

Writer | George of the Jungle

Jay Ward was born on September 20, 1920 in San Francisco, California, USA as J Troplong Ward. He was a producer and writer, known for George of the Jungle (1997), Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) and The Golden Age of Buster Keaton (1975). He was married to Ramona Ward. He died on October 12, 1989 ...

From the 1978 Annie Awards.

26. Ub Iwerks

Visual_effects | The Birds

Ub Iwerks worked as a commercial artist in Kansas City in 1919 when he met Walt Disney who was in the same profession. When Disney decided to form an animation company, Ub Iwerks was the first employee he had due to his skill at fast drawing as well as being a personal friend.

When Charles Mintz ...

Posthumously. From the 1978 Annie Awards.

27. Dick Huemer

Writer | Fantasia

Dick Huemer was born on January 2, 1898 in New York City, New York, USA as Richard Martin Huemer. He is known for his work on Fantasia (1940), Dumbo (1941) and Alice in Wonderland (1951). He died on November 30, 1979 in Burbank, California, USA.

From the 1978 Annie Awards.

28. Carl W. Stalling

Soundtrack | Super 8

Carl Stalling is the most famous unknown composer of the 20th century, almost solely based on his work composing musical scores for animated cartoons. Stalling's first work in music was as house organist in Newman Theatre in Kansas City, where he would accompany the latest silent film with his ...

Posthumously. From the 1978 Annie Awards.

29. Hans Conried

Actor | Peter Pan

Hans Conried was born in Baltimore and raised both there and in New York City. He studied acting at Columbia University, and played many major classical roles onstage. After having been a member of Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre Company, he was heard as Prof. Kropotkin on the radio show "My Friend ...

From the 1978 Annie Awards.

30. Clyde Geronimi

Director | Cinderella

Clyde Geronimi was born on June 12, 1901 in Chiavenna, Lombardy, Italy as Clito Enrico Geronimi. He is known for his work on Cinderella (1950), Alice in Wonderland (1951) and Peter Pan (1953). He died on April 24, 1989 in Newport Beach, California, USA.

From the 1979 Annie Awards.

31. Bill Melendez

Actor | The Peanuts Movie

Bill Melendez was born on November 15, 1916 in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico as José Cuauhtémoc Meléndez. He is known for his work on The Peanuts Movie (2015), A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) and A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969). He was married to Helen Antionette Huhn. He died on September 2, 2008 ...

From the 1979 Annie Awards.

32. Mae Questel

Actress | National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Her Orthodox Jewish family were totally averse to her having an entertainment career. Her parents and grandparents forced her to leave the Theatre Guild school (New York) while still a teenager and had their wills drawn up accordingly so as to discourage this career choice.

Studied drama at Columbia...

From the 1979 Annie Awards.

33. Otto Messmer

Director | Felix in Hollywood

Cartoonist Otto Messmer was born in Union City (then known as West Hoboken), NJ, on Aug. 16, 1892. He showed an aptitude for drawing as early as grammar school, and his teachers encouraged him to follow that path. After graduating he took a correspondence course in art and attended the Thomas ...

From the 1979 Annie Awards.

34. Ollie Johnston

Actor | The Incredibles

Ollie Johnston was born on October 31, 1912 in Palo Alto, California, USA as Oliver Martin Johnston Jr. He is known for his work on The Incredibles (2004), The Iron Giant (1999) and Mary Poppins (1964). He was married to Marie E. Johnston. He died on April 14, 2008 in Sequim, Washington, USA.

From the 1980 Annie Awards.

35. Frank Thomas

Actor | The Incredibles

Frank Thomas was born on September 5, 1912 in Santa Monica, California, USA. He is known for his work on The Incredibles (2004), The Iron Giant (1999) and The AristoCats (1970). He was married to Jeanette A. Thomas. He died on September 8, 2004 in La Cañada Flintridge, California.

From the 1980 Annie Awards.

36. Cal Howard

Writer | The Adventures of Superpup

Cal Howard was born on March 24, 1911 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Calvin Howard. He is known for his work on The Adventures of Superpup (1958), Gulliver's Travels (1939) and The Bob Crosby Show (1953). He died on September 10, 1993 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles.

From the 1980 Annie Awards.

37. Paul Julian

Animation_department | The Hangman

One of the finest background artists employed on creating the Looney Tunes & Merry Melodies cartoons for Warner Brothers began his career as a respected muralist in Southern California. A prodigy as an arts student, Julian graduated from the prestigious Chouinard Art Institute in Pasadena. After ...

From the 1980 Annie Awards.

38. Laverne Harding

Animation_department | The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie

Laverne Harding was born on October 10, 1905 in Louisiana, USA. She is known for her work on The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie (1972), Journey Back to Oz (1972) and Treasure Island (1973). She died on September 25, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

From the 1980 Annie Awards.

39. T. Hee

Director | Pinocchio

T. Hee was born on March 26, 1911 in Oklahoma, USA as Thornton Francis Hee. He is known for his work on Pinocchio (1940), The Reluctant Dragon (1941) and Variety Girl (1947). He was married to Patti Price. He died on October 30, 1988 in Carbon County, Montana, USA.

From the 1981 Annie Awards.

40. Bill Peet

Writer | Cinderella

Bill Peet was born on January 29, 1915 in Grandview, Indiana, USA as William Bartlett Peed. He is known for his work on Cinderella (1950), Sleeping Beauty (1959) and The Sword in the Stone (1963). He was married to Margaret Brunst. He died on May 11, 2002 in Studio City, California, USA.

From the 1981 Annie Awards.

41. Bill Tytla

Animation_department | Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Often cited as one of the greatest animators of all time, Vladimir 'Bill' Tytla was born of Ukrainian immigrant parentage in Yonkers, New York, in October 1904. His close-knit family strongly supported his artistic inclinations. By the tender age of nine he had become set on his course after ...

Posthumously. From the 1981 Annie Awards.

42. John Whitney Sr.

Director | Moon Drum: Memories of Prehistory

John Whitney Sr. was born on April 8, 1917 in Pasadena, California, USA as John Hales Whitney. He was a director and cinematographer, known for Moon Drum: Memories of Prehistory (1991), Film Exercise #1 (1943) and Film Exercise 5 (1944). He died on September 22, 1995 in Los Angeles, California.

From the 1981 Annie Awards.

43. Ken Harris

Animation_department | The Return of the Pink Panther

Ken Harris was for 26 years one of the outstanding animators at Warner Brothers. He had no formal art school qualifications -- which effectively precluded him from working for Disney -- having started his career as a sports cartoonist for the "Los Angeles Examiner" and the "Evening Express". His ...

From the 1981 Annie Awards.

44. Ken Anderson

Writer | Cinderella

Ken Anderson was born on March 17, 1909 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Kenneth Bliss Anderson. He is known for his work on Cinderella (1950), Robin Hood (1973) and The AristoCats (1970). He was married to Polly Anderson. He died on December 13, 1993 in La Cañada Flintridge, California, USA.

From the 1982 Annie Awards.

45. Bruno Bozzetto

Director | Allegro non troppo

Bruno Bozzetto was born on March 3, 1938 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. He is a director and writer, known for Allegro non troppo (1976), La cabina (1973) and I sottaceti (1971).

From the 1982 Annie Awards.

46. June Foray

Actress | Mulan

Legendary voice actress June Foray was born June Lucille Forer on September 18, 1917 in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Ida (Robinson) and Maurice Forer was of Russian descent and her mother Ida Robinson was of French Canadian And Native American descent.

She started in the voice field at the age of ...

From the 1982 Annie Awards.

Posthumously. From the 1982 Annie Awards.

48. Marc Davis

Animation_department | Sleeping Beauty

Marc Davis was born on March 30, 1913 in Bakersfield, California, USA as Marc Fraser Davis. He is known for his work on Sleeping Beauty (1959), Cinderella (1950) and Alice in Wonderland (1951). He was married to Alice Davis and Marion Davis. He died on January 12, 2000 in Glendale, California.

From the 1982 Annie Awards.

49. Eric Larson

Animation_department | Mary Poppins

Eric Cleon Larson was born on September 3, 1905 in Cleveland, Utah, to Peter and Nora Larson. In 1915 his family moved to Salt Lake City, where he became interested in journalism and also secretly took drawing lessons. In 1925, he entered the University of Utah, later moving to Los Angeles to look ...

From the 1983 Annie Awards.

50. Fred Moore

Animation_department | Cinderella

Fred Moore was born on September 7, 1911 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Robert Fred Moore. He is known for his work on Cinderella (1950), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) and Dumbo (1941). He died on November 25, 1952 in Burbank, California.

Posthumously. From the 1983 Annie Awards.

51. Clarence Nash

Actor | The Three Caballeros

He began imitating birds and various barnyard animals as a child growing up in Watonga, Oklahoma. In his teens his family moved to Southern California where he got a promotional job with a dairy company and in between jobs performed animal imitations at various Los Angeles schools. In 1934 hearing ...

From the 1983 Annie Awards.

52. Wolfgang Reitherman

Director | The AristoCats

Wolfgang Reitherman was a German-born American animator who was one of Disney's Nine Old Men.

He began working for Disney in 1933, along with future Disney legends Ward Kimball and Milt Kahl. The three worked together on a number of classic Disney shorts.

Reitherman directed several Disney animated ...

From the 1983 Annie Awards.

53. Leo Salkin

Animation_department | Man on the Moon

Leo Salkin was born on February 1, 1913 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. He was a writer and producer, known for Man on the Moon (1999), Omnibus (1952) and 1001 Arabian Nights (1959). He died on October 13, 1993 in Burbank, California, USA.

From the 1983 Annie Awards.

54. Stephen Bosustow

Producer | Gerald McBoing-Boing

Stephen Bosustow was born on November 6, 1911 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada as Stephen Reginald Bosustow. He was a writer and producer, known for Gerald McBoing-Boing (1950), When Magoo Flew (1954) and Magoo's Puddle Jumper (1956). He died on July 4, 1981.

Posthumously. From the 1983 Annie Awards.

55. Wilfred Jackson

Director | Cinderella

Wilfred Jackson was born on January 24, 1906 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Wilfred Emmons Jackson. He is known for his work on Cinderella (1950), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) and Alice in Wonderland (1951). He died on August 7, 1988 in Balboa Island, Newport Beach, California, USA.

From the 1983 Annie Awards.

56. Daws Butler

Actor | Hey There, It's Yogi Bear

Daws Butler spent the greater part of his career as one of the premier voice-over actors in Hollywood- providing the voices for such well- known characters as Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quick-Draw McGraw, Snagglepuss, Jinks the cat, Dixie the mouse, Augie Doggie, Peter Potamus, Wally Gator, ...

From the 1984 Annie Awards.

57. David Hand

Director | Bambi

David Hand was born on January 23, 1900 in Plainfield, New Jersey, USA as David Dodd Hand. He is known for his work on Bambi (1942), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) and Wales (1948). He died on October 11, 1986 in San Luis Obispo, California, USA.

From the 1984 Annie Awards.

58. Jack Kinney

Director | Dumbo

Brother of animator Dick Kinney.

From the 1984 Annie Awards.

59. Michael Lah

Animation_department | Cellbound

From the 1984 Annie Awards.

60. Robert McKimson

Director | Baggy Pants & the Nitwits

Robert McKimson was born on October 13, 1910. He started his career in animation, along with many others, as an artist for Walt Disney's Oswald the Rabbit in 1928. After Disney went to produce Mickey Mouse cartoons, Hugh Harman & Rudolph Ising went to Warner Brothers to direct and co-produce ...

Posthumously. From the 1984 Annie Awards.

61. Richard Williams

Animation_department | Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Richard Williams was born on March 19, 1933 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Richard Edmund Williams. He is known for his work on Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), A Lecture on Man (1962) and The Thief and the Cobbler (1993). He is married to Imogen Sutton. He was previously married to Margaret French ...

From the 1984 Annie Awards.

62. Hamilton Luske

Director | Cinderella

Hamilton Luske was born on October 16, 1903 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Hamilton Luton Luske. He is known for his work on Cinderella (1950), Pinocchio (1940) and Mary Poppins (1964). He died on February 19, 1968 in Bel Air, California, USA.

Posthumously. From the 1984 Annie Awards.

63. Robert Abel

TRON

One of the genuine visionaries of Digital Computer Graphics and Visual Effects. From the early 1970s through the mid-80s, the Hollywood-based studio Robert Abel & Associates (RA&A) pushed the leading -- sometimes bleeding -- edge of visual effects. Working primarily in television advertising, (the ...

From the 1985 Annie Awards.

64. Preston Blair

Animation_department | Pinocchio

Brother-in-law of Mary Blair.

From the 1985 Annie Awards.

65. Joe Grant

Writer | Fantasia

Joe Grant was born on May 15, 1908 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Fantasia (1940), Dumbo (1941) and Alice in Wonderland (1951). He was married to Jenny Grant. He died on May 6, 2005 in Glendale, California, USA.

From the 1985 Annie Awards.

66. John Halas

Producer | Heavy Metal

John Halas was born on April 16, 1912 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary. He was a producer and director, known for Heavy Metal (1981), Automania 2000 (1964) and Animal Farm (1954). He was married to Joy Batchelor. He died on January 21, 1995 in London, England.

From the 1985 Annie Awards.

67. Sterling Holloway

Actor | The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Popular American character actor of amusing appearance and voice whose long career led from dozens of highly enjoyable onscreen performances to world-wide familiarity as the voice of numerous Walt Disney animated films. Born in the American Deep South to grocer Sterling P. Holloway Sr. and Rebecca ...

From the 1985 Annie Awards.

68. James MacDonald

Actor | Cinderella

James MacDonald was born on May 19, 1906 in Dundee, Dundee City, Scotland as John James MacDonald. He is known for his work on Cinderella (1950), Mary Poppins (1964) and Alice in Wonderland (1951). He was married to Sarah Roberta Cullen. He died on February 1, 1991 in Glendale, California, USA.

From the 1985 Annie Awards.

69. Phil Monroe

Animation_department | The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie

Was mentored by Chuck Jones and Robert McKimson early in his career.

From the 1985 Annie Awards.

70. Ben Washam

Animation_department | Advance and Be Mechanized

American animator, noted for the crisp, angular style and sleek, fluid movement of his characters. A gent of considerable wit and good humour, Washam made significant contributions to Warner Brothers cartoons under the auspices of Chuck Jones between 1941 and 1963. Two of his trademarks were Bugs ...

Posthumously. From the 1985 Annie Awards.

71. Frédéric Back

Art_department | L'homme qui plantait des arbres

Frédéric Back was born on April 8, 1924 in Saarbrücken, Germany. He is known for his work on The Man Who Planted Trees (1987), Crac (1980) and Le fleuve aux grandes eaux (1993). He was married to Ghylaine Paquin. He died on December 24, 2013 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

From the 1986 Annie Awards.

72. Shamus Culhane

Animation_department | Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

James "Shamus" Culhane was the only animator to work on all of the first four animated feature-length Walt Disney cartoons. In a career that spanned six decades, he worked for 18 cartoon studios, including his own. In the mid-'0s his early hand-drawn animation was combined with computer animation ...

From the 1986 Annie Awards.

73. William T. Hurtz

Director | Look Who's Driving

William T. Hurtz was born on April 7, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on Look Who's Driving (1954), Rocky and His Friends (1959) and Bringing Up Mother (1954). He died on October 14, 2000 in Van Nuys, California, USA.

From the 1986 Annie Awards.

74. Irven Spence

Animation_department | The Lord of the Rings

Swedish-American animator, noted for his loose, rubbery animation. His output was prolific and he turned out numerous iconic cartoons for Ub Iwerks, MGM (where he helped create Tom & Jerry) and Hannah-Barbera (assisting in the development of characters for "The Flintstones", "The Jetsons", and "...

From the 1986 Annie Awards.

75. Emery Hawkins

Director | The Egg Cracker Suite

American animator, noted for his work on Donald Duck and Woody Woodpecker cartoons in the 1940's. Hawkins published his first cartoon in the Los Angeles Times at the age of 14. He began with Walter Lantz and enjoyed tenure at most of the animation studios in Hollywood at one time or other, somehow ...

From the 1986 Annie Awards.

76. John Lounsbery

Animation_department | The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

John Lounsbery was born on March 9, 1911 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as John Mitchell Lounsbery. He is known for his work on The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977), Mary Poppins (1964) and The Rescuers (1977). He was married to Florence Louise Hurd. He died on February 13, 1976 in Los Angeles, ...

Posthumously. From the 1986 Annie Awards.

77. Paul Driessen

Animation_department | The Boy Who Saw the Iceberg

Paul Driessen was born in 1940 in Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands. He is known for his work on The Boy Who Saw the Iceberg (2000), 3 Misses (1998) and Het scheppen van een koe (1983).

From the 1987 Annie Awards.

78. Jack Hannah

Director | Disneyland

Jack Hannah was born on January 5, 1913 in Nogales, Arizona, USA as John Frederick Hannah. He was a director and writer, known for Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954), Freeloading Feline (1960) and Tin Can Concert (1961). He died on June 11, 1994 in Burbank, California, USA.

From the 1987 Annie Awards.

79. Bill Littlejohn

Animation_department | Mrs. Doubtfire

Bill Littlejohn was born on January 27, 1914 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as William Charles Littlejohn. He is known for his work on Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Heavy Metal (1981) and Garfield: His 9 Lives (1988). He was married to Fini Rudiger. He died on September 17, 2010 in Malibu, California, USA.

From the 1987 Annie Awards.

80. Maurice Noble

Animation_department | Dumbo

American layout designer Maurice Noble was proudly old-school, a self-proclaimed champion of the 'golden years' of animation. Working in the industry for more than six decades, he reached the peak of his profession with Disney and Warner Brothers and openly rejected the stylised approach to ...

From the 1987 Annie Awards.

81. Kendall O'Connor

Animation_department | Lady and the Tramp

Kendall O'Connor was born on June 7, 1908 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia as Arthur Kendall O'Connor. He is known for his work on Lady and the Tramp (1955), Cinderella (1950) and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). He was married to Mary Alice O'Connor. He died on May 27, 1998 in Burbank...

From the 1987 Annie Awards.

82. Norman Ferguson

Director | Dumbo

Norman Ferguson was born on September 2, 1902 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as William Norman Ferguson. He is known for his work on Dumbo (1941), Pinocchio (1940) and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). He was married to Gladys F. He died on November 4, 1957 in Los Angeles, ...

Posthumously. From the 1987 Annie Awards.

83. Ralph Bakshi

Director | Wizards

Ralph Bakshi worked his way up from Brooklyn and became an animation legend. Born on October 29, 1938, in Haifa, Bakshi grew up in Brownsville after his family came to New York to escape World War II. Bakshi attended the Thomas Jefferson High School and was later transferred to the High School of ...

From the 1988 Annie Awards.

84. Robert Clampett

Director | Thunderbolt the Wondercolt

Born in San Diego, California, the young Robert Clampett was monumentally moved as a child by the film The Lost World (1925), inspiring him to create a sea-serpent sock-puppet that he used in puppet shows to entertain the neighborhood kids. This led him to create a stuffed Mickey Mouse toy, which ...

Posthumously. From the 1988 Annie Awards.

85. Tissa David

Animation_department | The Cosmic Eye

From the 1988 Annie Awards.

From the 1988 Annie Awards.

87. Virgil Ross

Animation_department | The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure

Virgil Ross was a legendary animator who worked chiefly at Warner Brothers during the 'Golden Years of Animation'. Having moved through the ranks of the pioneering studios (as a trainee for Charles Mintz, in 1930, for $6 a week salary, and for Walter Lantz -- briefly -- in 1935), Ross joined Tex ...

From the 1988 Annie Awards.

88. Art Clokey

Director | Gumby 1

Art Clokey was born on October 12, 1921 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Arthur Charles Farrington. He was a director and producer, known for Gumby 1 (1995), The Gumby Show (1956) and Gumby Adventures (1988). He was married to Gloria Clokey and Ruth Clokey. He died on January 8, 2010 in Los Osos, ...

From the 1989-1990 Annie Awards.

89. Hicks Lokey

Animation_department | Dumbo

Grandfather of Anton Jarvis.

From the 1989-1990 Annie Awards.

90. Don Messick

Actor | The Last Unicorn

Don Messick is a legendary voice actor who spent his entire adult-hood in entertainment. He started out wanting to be a ventriloquist. Thankfully for cartoon lovers that career didn't pan out. How do you think his potential career would've stacked up against Edgar Bergen and later, Paul Winchell? ...

From the 1989-1990 Annie Awards.

91. Osamu Tezuka

Writer | Tenrankai no e

Tezuka wrote/animated the Japanese TV Series "Jangaru Taitei" that was turned into a USA syndicated series in the 60s called "Kimba The White Lion". This story was then plagiarized by The Disney Company in 1994 and became "The Lion King", the most profitable film of all time, and Tezuka has never ...

Posthumously. From the 1989-1990 Annie Awards.

From the 1989-1990 Annie Awards.

93. Ray Harryhausen

Visual_effects | Clash of the Titans

When it comes to motion picture special effects, there is only one name that personifies movie magic--Ray Harryhausen. From his debut films with George Pal to his final film, Harryhausen imbued magic and visual strength to motion picture special effects as no other technician has, before or since.

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From the 1991 Annie Awards.

94. Herbert Klynn

Clambake

As an animation producer, Mr. Klynn helped create several award winning cartoon shorts: "Mr. Magoo," "Gerald McBoing-Boing," "Madeline" and "Christopher Crumpet." Also worked as an animation director for the U.S. Army Signal Corps motion picture unit in Los Angeles during World War II. Additionally...

From the 1991 Annie Awards.

95. Bob Kurtz

Soundtrack | Minority Report

Bob Kurtz is known for his work on Minority Report (2002), Jurassic Park (1993) and Drawing on My Mind (1985).

From the 1991 Annie Awards.

96. Yuri Norstein

Animation_department | Skazka skazok

Born to Jewish parents and raised in a Moscow suburb, Yuri Norstein painted as a hobby and trained as a carpenter before studying animation. He directed his first film in 1968 and made a series of short films notable for their attention to atmosphere and fine detail, using a multiplane camera to ...

From the 1991 Annie Awards.

97. Joe Siracusa

Music_department | G.I. Joe

Joe Siracusa was born on February 3, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Joseph J. Siracusa. He is known for his work on G.I. Joe (1985), The Transformers (1984) and My Boys Are Good Boys (1978).

From the 1991 Annie Awards.

98. Ruth Kissane

Animation_department | Watership Down

Ruth was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Hugh Hershey Kissane and Ruth Elizabeth (Forry) Kissane. She was a highly respected animator in Hollywood. She worked in all the major studios, including Disney, Playhouse Pictures, Bill Melendez Productions, Film Roman, and Chuck Jones Enterprises. Ruth was best...

Posthumously. From the 1991 Annie Awards.

99. Les Clark

Animation_department | Sleeping Beauty

Les Clark was born on November 17, 1907 in Utah, USA as Leslie James Clark. He is known for his work on Sleeping Beauty (1959), Lady and the Tramp (1955) and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). He was married to Georgia Vester and Miriam Lauritzen. He died on September 12, 1979 in Santa Barbara...

Posthumously. From the 1992 Annie Awards.

100. Stan Freberg

Actor | Lady and the Tramp

Stan Freberg grew up in Los Angeles, California. From an early age he was a big fan of radio and sound. He was blessed with the double abilities of being an amazing mimic and possessing a razor-sharp satirical mind. In the early 1940s he began to do voice work for both the Warner Brothers' cartoons...

From the 1992 Annie Awards.



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