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Overview (2)

Born in Marinette, Wisconsin, USA
Died in New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Mini Bio (1)

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 Haven, Connecticut, USA.

Spouse (2)

Faith Hubley (1955 - 21 February 1977) ( his death) ( 4 children)
Claudia Ross (30 May 1941 - 1954) ( divorced) ( 3 children)

Trivia (5)

Hired to be the original director of the legendary animated film Watership Down (1978). However, after a year of work, and little to show, producer Martin Rosen fired him and took the reins himself. The opening sequence is all that remains of Hubley's work, and has his unique style present - something that is different from the rest of the film.
Was to have filmed "Finian's Rainbow" as an animated feature in 1955. Voice and music recording was completed, under musical director Lyn Murray, with a voice cast that included Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Ella Logan (from the original Broadway cast) and Barry Fitzgerald. Unfortunately, shortly after this was done, funding ran out and the film was never completed.
Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 1961
Graduated from the Art Centre of Los Angeles and joined the Disney organisation as an apprentice in 1935. Co-founded the animation company UPA (United Productions of America) after World War II and served as its director for five years. In 1955, established his own production unit, Storyboard Inc., in collaboration with his wife Faith.

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