John McLeish (I) (1916–1968)

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John McLeish was born in 1916 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as John Fraser McLeish. He was an actor and writer, known for Fantasia (1940), The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) and Carnival Courage (1945). He was married to Lila Dorothea Wead. He died on October 30, 1968 in Montreal. See full bio »

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Known For

Fantasia Writer
(1940)
Carnival Courage Narrator
(1945)
Lionel Lion Writer
(1944)

Filmography

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 1951 Home Made Home (Short)
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1950 Motor Mania (Short)
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1950 How to Ride a Horse (Short)
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1949 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
Prosecutor (voice, as John Ployardt)
 1949 The Wind in the Willows (Short)
Prosecutor (voice, as John Ployardt)
 1949 Goofy Gymnastics (Short)
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1945 Carnival Courage (Short)
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1944 The Case of the Screaming Bishop (Short)
Hairlock Combs (voice, uncredited)
 1944 Trombone Trouble (Short)
Jupiter / Vulcan (voice, uncredited)
 1944 How to Be a Sailor (Short)
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1943 Professor Small and Mr. Tall (Short)
Professor Small (voice, uncredited)
 1942 Bellboy Donald (Short)
Pegleg Pete (voice, uncredited)
 1942 How to Fish (Short)
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1942 How to Swim (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1942 The Olympic Champ (Short)
Narrator (uncredited)
 1942 The Dover Boys at Pimento University or The Rivals of Roquefort Hall (Short)
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1942 The Ducktators (Short)
Narrator - Dove of Peace (voice, uncredited)
 1942 Donald Gets Drafted (Short)
Officer Behind Desk / Various Examiners (voice, uncredited)
 1942 Symphony Hour (Short)
Radio Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 1941 The Art of Self Defense (Short)
Narrator (uncredited)
 1941 The Art of Skiing (Short)
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1941 Dumbo
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1941/I The Reluctant Dragon
Narrator (segment "How to Ride a Horse") / Man handing Bambi background (voice, uncredited)
 1940 Goofy's Glider (Short)
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1940 Pinocchio
Carnival Barker (voice, uncredited)
Show Show Writer (10 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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Alternate Names:

John Fraser McLeish | John Ployardt
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Best known as the voice of the Narrator in the "How To" Disney shorts

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