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Ken Anderson (I) (1909–1993)

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 Jungle Book (1967). He was married to Polly Anderson. He died on December 13, 1993 in La Cañada Flintridge, California, USA. See full bio »

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Cinderella Writer
Robin Hood Animation Department


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 1984 DTV: Golden Oldies (Video) (layout artist)
 1984 DTV: Pop & Rock (Video) (layout artist)
 1984 DTV: Rock, Rhythm & Blues (Video) (layout artist)
 1977 Pete's Dragon (character designer - uncredited)
 1973 Robin Hood (character designer - uncredited)
 1971 Bedknobs and Broomsticks (character designer)
 1956-1958 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (layout artist - 3 episodes)
- Magic and Music (1958) ... (layout artist)
- The Liberty Story (1957) ... (layout artist)
- Our Unsung Villains (1956) ... (layout artist)
 1955 Lady and the Tramp (layouts)
 1953 Peter Pan (layout artist)
 1951 Alice in Wonderland (color and styling) / (layout artist - uncredited)
 1947 Fun & Fancy Free (layout - uncredited)
 1946 Song of the South (lead cartoon art director - as Kenneth Anderson)
 1943 Pedro (Short) (layout artist)
 1942 Saludos Amigos (Short) (backgrounds) / (layout artist - uncredited)
 1942 All Together (Short) (layout artist - uncredited)
 1939 The Practical Pig (Short) (layout artist - uncredited)
 1938 Ferdinand the Bull (Short) (layout artist - uncredited)
 1935 Three Orphan Kittens (Short) (animator)
 1934 The Goddess of Spring (Short) (layout artist - uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Kenneth Anderson

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[speaking about his last conversation with Walt Disney] He came into my office and was so glad and grateful to see him and I said, 'Gosh it's good to see you Walt' and he said, 'Ken it's sure good to be here'. And then he looked at me penetratingly with his eyes. He didn't say anything but I could tell he was forgiving me for that thing I had done on 101 Dalmatians (1961). That was it. The next ... See more »


A graduate with a degree in architecture, he began film work at MGM but joined Walt Disney (who would refer to him as his 'Jack of all Trades') to animated Silly Symphonies cartoons. He excelled as a background/layout artist and was soon promoted to art director for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Fantasia, and The Reluctant Dragon. He created Shere Khan for The Jungle Book and was ... See more »

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