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Milt Kahl (1909–1987)

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), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) and Sleeping Beauty (1959). He was married to Julia Jeneal Schmidt, Phyllis Bounds Detiege and Laura Marie Nordquist. He died on April 19, 1987 in Mill Valley, ... See full bio »

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Mary Poppins Animation Department
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Animation Department
Sleeping Beauty Animation Department
Lady and the Tramp Animation Department


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 2001 Mickey's House of Villains (Video) (animator - segment "Lonesome Ghosts")
 1984 DTV: Golden Oldies (Video) (animator)
 1984 DTV: Pop & Rock (Video) (animator)
  The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (animator - 7 episodes, 1956 - 1961) (directing animator - 1 episode, 1982)
- Winnie the Pooh and Friends (1982) ... (directing animator - segment "Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too")
- Kids Is Kids (1961) ... (animator)
- Inside Donald Duck (1961) ... (animator)
- An Adventure in Color/Mathmagic Land (1961) ... (animator)
- Four Fabulous Characters (1957) ... (animator)
 1979 The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (TV Movie) (character designer - uncredited)
 1977 The Rescuers (directing animator)
 1977 The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (animator: "Tigger")
 1974 Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (Short) (directing animator: "Tigger")
 1973 Robin Hood (directing animator)
 1971 Bedknobs and Broomsticks (animator)
 1970 The AristoCats (directing animator: "George")
 1968 Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (Short) (animator: "Tigger")
 1967 The Jungle Book (directing animator)
 1964 Mary Poppins (animator)
 1963 The Sword in the Stone (character design) / (directing animator)
 1961 101 Dalmatians (directing animator)
 1959 Sleeping Beauty (directing animator)
 1955 Lady and the Tramp (directing animator)
 1953 Peter Pan (directing animator)
 1951 Alice in Wonderland (directing animator) / (directing animator: "Alice in croquet party", "Dodo" - uncredited)
 1950 The Brave Engineer (Short) (animator)
 1950 Cinderella (directing animator)
 1949 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Short) (animator)
 1949 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (directing animator)
 1949 The Wind in the Willows (Short) (character animator)
 1948 So Dear to My Heart (animator)
 1948 Melody Time (directing animator)
 1948 Pecos Bill (Short) (animator)
 1948 The Legend of Johnny Appleseed (Short) (animator)
 1947 Bongo (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1946 All the Cats Join In (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1946 The Martins and the Coys (Short) (animator)
 1946 Song of the South (directing animator: "Br'er Rabbit", "Br'er Bear" and "Br'er Fox": "Br'er Rabbit and the Tar Baby")
 1946 Make Mine Music (animator)
 1945 The Cold-Blooded Penguin (Short) (animator)
 1945 Hockey Homicide (Short) (animator)
 1945 Duck Pimples (Short) (animator)
 1945 Tiger Trouble (Short) (animator)
 1944 The Three Caballeros (animator - as Milton Kahl)
 1943 Chicken Little (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1943 The Winged Scourge (Documentary short) (animator - uncredited)
 1943 Reason and Emotion (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1943 Education for Death: The Making of the Nazi (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1943 The Grain That Built a Hemisphere (Documentary short) (animator - uncredited)
 1942 Donald Duck Visits Lake Titicaca (Short) (character animator)
 1942 Saludos Amigos (Short) (animator: "Donald rides a Llama")
 1942 Bambi (supervising animator - as Milton Kahl) / (supervising animator: "Great Prince of the Forest" - uncredited)
 1940 Pinocchio (animation director - as Milton Kahl) / (animator: "Jiminy Cricket" and "Pinocchio as a real boy" - uncredited)
 1939 Ugly Duckling (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1938 Ferdinand the Bull (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1938 Farmyard Symphony (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1937 Lonesome Ghosts (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (animator - as Milton Kahl)
 1936 Toby Tortoise Returns (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1936 Mickey's Circus (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1936 Elmer Elephant (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1936 Orphans' Picnic (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1935 On Ice (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1935 Mickey's Fire Brigade (Short) (inbetween artist - uncredited)
 1934 Servants' Entrance (animator - uncredited)
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You can do anything you want with animals because we're doing animals doing things that animals don't do. People aren't used to watching animals do this stuff and so they're not critical but they're used to watching people move around, talk and do everything and so they become very critical of them. See more »


Was very critical and precise about his work, that when it came to him drawing something he didn't feel was at his full potential, he took it into his office, attached it to the wall, took out a gun, and shot the drawing. See more »


Due to his expert draftsmanship he was often tasked with animating human characters See more »

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