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Born in Plainfield, New Jersey, USA
Died in San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Birth NameDavid Dodd Hand

Mini Bio (1)

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.

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All but four of Hand's "Animaland" cartoon shorts were thought to have been lost. An additional five short films were found by Burbank, California film archivist Ken Kramer, in an odd-lot sale of miscellanious reels. The animator's son, David Hale Hand, authorized the release of all 9 extant films onto home video.
Hand began as animator on the 'Out of the Inkwell' cartoons in the 1920s. He joined Disney studio 1930.
In Britain from 1945 to 1950, setting up a short-lived cartoon unit, Gaumont British Animation at Moor Hall, for the Rank Organisation.

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