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Walt Kelly (1913–1973)

Walt Kelly was born on August 25, 1913 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Walter Crawford Kelly Jr. He is known for his work on Dumbo (1941), The Pogo Special Birthday Special (1969) and I Go Pogo (1980). He was married to Selby Daley, Stephanie Waggony and Helen. He died on October 19, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Dumbo Animation Department
I Go Pogo Writer
The Muppet Show Soundtrack


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 1941 Dumbo (animator)
 1941 The Nifty Nineties (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1941 The Little Whirlwind (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1941/I The Reluctant Dragon (animator - uncredited)
 1940 Fantasia (animator - segment "The Pastoral Symphony", uncredited)
 1940 Pinocchio (animator - uncredited)
 1939 Mickey's Surprise Party (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1937 Clock Cleaners (Short) (animator - uncredited)
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Mister Walt Kelly | Mister Kelly

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Recently released FBI files on Walt Kelly (via the Freedom of Information Act) reveal that he was suspected of sending some form of coded messages in the nonsense poetry and southern accents he peppered his strip with, and the FBI went so far as to have their cryptographers attempt to "decipher" the strip. See more »


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