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Eric Larson (I) (1905–1988)

Eric Cleon Larson was born on September 3, 1905 in Cleveland, Utah, to Peter and Nora Larson. In 1915 his family moved to Salt Lake City, where he became interested in journalism and also secretly took drawing lessons. In 1925, he entered the University of Utah, later moving to Los Angeles to look for a job in journalism and writing, unfortunately ... See full bio »

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Known For

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


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 2001 Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse (Video) (animation consultant - segment "Mickey's Christmas Carol")
 1985-1989 Adventures of the Gummi Bears (TV Series) (animator - 47 episodes)
- Return to Ursalia (1989) ... (animator - uncredited)
- Beg, Burrow, and Steal (1989) ... (animator - uncredited)
- Princess Problems/A Gummi Is a Gummi's Best Friend (1989) ... (animator - uncredited)
- Ogre for a Day (1989) ... (animator - uncredited)
- My Kingdom for a Pie/The World According to Gusto (1989) ... (animator - uncredited)
 1986 The Great Mouse Detective (animation consultant)
 1985 The Wuzzles (TV Series) (animator - 13 episodes)
- What's Up, Stox? (1985) ... (animator - uncredited)
- Class Dismissed (1985) ... (animator - uncredited)
- The Main Course (1985) ... (animator - uncredited)
- A Pest of a Pet (1985) ... (animator - uncredited)
- Ghostrustlers (1985) ... (animator - uncredited)
 1985 The Black Cauldron (animation consultant)
 1984 DTV: Golden Oldies (Video) (character animator)
 1983 Mickey's Christmas Carol (Short) (animation consultant)
  The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (animator - 17 episodes, 1956 - 1979) (directing animator - 1 episode, 1982)
- Winnie the Pooh and Friends (1982) ... (directing animator - segment "Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too")
- Baseball Fever (1979) ... (animator)
- Nature's Better Built Homes (1969) ... (animator)
- Nature's Charter Tours (1968) ... (animator)
- How the West Was Lost (1967) ... (animator)
 1981 The Fox and the Hound (animation consultant - uncredited)
 1974 Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (Short) (directing animator)
 1973 Robin Hood (character animator)
 1971 Bedknobs and Broomsticks (animator)
 1970 The Aristocats (character animator)
 1969 It's Tough to Be a Bird (Documentary short) (animator)
 1968 Understanding Stresses and Strains (Short) (animator)
 1967 The Jungle Book (character animator)
 1966 Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (Short) (animator)
 1964 Mary Poppins (animator)
 1964 Man's Search for Happiness (Short) (animator)
 1963 The Sword in the Stone (character animator)
 1962 A Symposium on Popular Songs (Short) (animator)
 1961 One Hundred and One Dalmatians (directing animator)
 1959 Sleeping Beauty (sequence director)
 1955 Lady and the Tramp (directing animator)
 1953 Peter Pan (directing animator)
 1952 Lambert the Sheepish Lion (Short) (animator)
 1951 Alice in Wonderland (directing animator)
 1950 Cinderella (directing animator)
 1949 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (animator - uncredited)
 1948 So Dear to My Heart (animator)
 1948 Little Toot (Short) (animator)
 1948 Melody Time (directing animator)
 1948 Once Upon a Wintertime (Short) (animator)
 1948 The Legend of Johnny Appleseed (Short) (animator)
 1947 Fun and Fancy Free (animator - uncredited)
 1946 Casey at the Bat (Short) (animator)
 1946 Song of the South (directing animator)
 1946 Peter and the Wolf (Short) (animator)
 1946 Make Mine Music (animator)
 1946 A Knight for a Day (Short) (animator)
 1945 African Diary (Short) (animator)
 1945 The Flying Gauchito (Short) (animator)
 1945 Tiger Trouble (Short) (animator)
 1944 Camouflage (Documentary short) (animator - uncredited)
 1944 The Three Caballeros (animator)
 1943 Figaro and Cleo (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1943 The Grain That Built a Hemisphere (Documentary short) (animator - uncredited)
 1942 Bambi (supervising animator)
 1942 Donald's Gold Mine (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1941 Dumbo (animator - uncredited)
 1941/I The Reluctant Dragon (animator - uncredited)
 1940 Fantasia (animation supervisor - segment "The Pastoral Symphony")
 1940 Pinocchio (animation director)
 1939 The Hockey Champ (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1939 Ugly Duckling (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1938 Farmyard Symphony (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1938 The Whalers (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1936 Three Little Wolves (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1935 Cock o' the Walk (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1935 On Ice (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1935 Mickey's Fire Brigade (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1935 Who Killed Cock Robin? (Short) (assistant animator - uncredited)
 1935 The Golden Touch (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1935 Mickey's Service Station (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1935 The Tortoise and the Hare (Short) (assistant animator - uncredited)
 1934 Two-Gun Mickey (Short) (assistant animator - uncredited)
 1934 The Goddess of Spring (Short) (assistant animator - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Animator for a Jello commercial featuring Alice from Alice In Wonderland.


Gertrude Jannes Larson  (her death)

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Was part of the inner circle of Disney animators, known as the "nine old men". The other members were Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston, Milt Kahl, Marc Davis, Wolfgang Reitherman, Ward Kimball, John Lounsbery and Les Clark.

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