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John Lounsbery (I) (1911–1976)

John Lounsbery was born on March 9, 1911 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as John Mitchell Lounsbery. He is known for his work on The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977), The Rescuers (1977) and Sleeping Beauty (1959). He was married to Florence Louise Hurd. He died on February 13, 1976 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Rescuers Director
Sleeping Beauty Animation Department
Lady and the Tramp Animation Department


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 1984 DTV: Golden Oldies (Video) (character animator)
 1973 Robin Hood (directing animator)
 1971 Bedknobs and Broomsticks (animator)
 1970 The Aristocats (directing animator)
 1955-1970 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (animator - 12 episodes)
- Nature's Strangest Oddballs (1970) ... (animator)
- How the West Was Lost (1967) ... (animator)
- Mediterranean Cruise (1964) ... (animator)
- The Truth About Mother Goose (1963) ... (animator)
- An Adventure in Color/Mathmagic Land (1961) ... (animator)
 1968 Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (Short) (animator: "Owl")
 1967 The Jungle Book (directing animator)
 1966 Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (Short) (animator: "Owl")
 1964 Mary Poppins (animator)
 1963 The Sword in the Stone (directing animator)
 1961 Aquamania (Short) (animator)
 1961 One Hundred and One Dalmatians (directing animator)
 1960 Goliath II (Short) (directing animator)
 1959 Sleeping Beauty (directing animator)
 1955 Lady and the Tramp (directing animator)
 1953 Ben and Me (Short) (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 Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Short) (animator)
 1949 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (directing animator)
 1948 So Dear to My Heart (animator)
 1948 Blame It on the Samba (Short) (animator)
 1948 Melody Time (directing animator)
 1948 Once Upon a Wintertime (Short) (animator)
 1948 Pecos Bill (Short) (animator)
 1947 Fun and Fancy Free (directing animator: Willie the Giant)
 1947 Mickey and the Beanstalk (Short) (animator)
 1946 Song of the South (directing animator)
 1946 Peter and the Wolf (Short) (animator)
 1946 The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met (Short) (animator)
 1946 Make Mine Music (animator)
 1945 Canine Patrol (Short) (animator)
 1945 The Legend of Coyote Rock (Short) (animator)
 1944 The Three Caballeros (animator)
 1944 Springtime for Pluto (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1943 Chicken Little (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1943 Victory Through Air Power (Documentary) (animator)
 1943 Private Pluto (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1943 Pluto and the Armadillo (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1942 Pluto at the Zoo (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1942 Bambi (supervising animator - uncredited)
 1942 Out of the Frying Pan Into the Firing Line (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1942 The Sleep Walker (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1941 Dumbo (animation director)
 1941 Pluto's Playmate (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1941/I The Reluctant Dragon (animator - uncredited)
 1940 Fantasia (animator - segment "Dance of the Hours")
 1940 Bone Trouble (Short) (animator)
 1940 Donald's Dog Laundry (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1940 Pinocchio (animator)
 1939 Officer Duck (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1939 The Pointer (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1939 The Practical Pig (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1939 Mickey's Surprise Party (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1939 Society Dog Show (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (assistant animator - uncredited)
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Was part of the inner circle of Disney animators, known as the "nine old men". See more »


Animated his characters using graphite pencils giving his drawings a distinctive bold and powerful feel

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