George Pal (1908–1980)


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George Pal was born on February 1, 1908, in Cegled, Austria-Hungary. Later, when he was still a child, his stage-entertainer parents divorced, and he was raised by his grandparents. In 1928, Pal graduated from the Budapest Academy of Arts with a degree in Architecture and highly developed drawing skills. There were no opportunities for an Architect... See full bio »

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Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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(1953)
The Time Machine Director
(1960)
(1942)
(1964)

Filmography

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 1999 Black Sabbath: Time Machine (Short) (filmed sequences)
 1962 The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (fairy tales segments)
 1958 Tom Thumb
 1957 The Big Fun Carnival (archive footage)
 1947 Rhapsody in Wood (Short)
 1947 Date with Duke (Short)
 1947 Tubby the Tuba (Short)
 1947 Wilbur the Lion (Short)
 1947 Shoe Shine Jasper (Short)
 1946 Together in the Weather (Short)
 1946 Olio for Jasper (Short)
 1945 Jasper's Booby Traps (Short)
 1945 My Man Jasper (Short)
 1945 Jasper and the Beanstalk (Short)
 1945 Jasper's Close Shave (Short)
 1945 Jasper's Minstrels (Short)
 1945 Jasper Tell (Short)
 1945 Hot Lips Jasper (Short)
 1944 Two-Gun Rusty (Short)
 1944 Jasper's Paradise (Short)
 1944 Jasper Goes Hunting (Short)
 1944 Say Ah, Jasper (Short)
 1944 Package for Jasper (Short)
 1944 A Hatful of Dreams (Short)
 1943 Good Night Rusty (Short)
 1943 Jasper Goes Fishing (Short)
 1943 The Little Broadcast (Short)
 1943 The Truck That Flew (Short)
 1943 Jasper's Music Lesson (Short)
 1943 Bravo, Mr. Strauss (Short)
 1943 Jasper and the Choo-Choo (Short)
 1942 Tulips Shall Grow (Short)
 1942 Mr. Strauss Takes a Walk (Short)
 1942 Sky Princess (Short)
 1941 Rhythm in the Ranks (Short)
 1941 The Gay Knighties (Short)
 1941 Hoola Boola (Short)
 1941 Dipsy Gypsy (Short)
 1941 Western Daze (Short)
 1939 Love on the Range (Short)
 1938 Radiorør-revolusjonen (Short)
 1938 Sky Pirates (Short)
 1938 South Sea Sweethearts (Short)
 1938 Philips Broadcast of 1938 (Short)
 1937 Captain Kidding (Short)
 1937 Rescue Brigade (Short) (as George Pál)
 1936 Sinbad (Short)
 1936 Vier Asse (Short)
 1936 Ether Symphony (Short)
 1936 On Parade! (Short)
 1935 Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (Short) (as Georg Pal)
 1935 In Lamplightland (Short)
 1935 The Sleeping Beauty (Short)
 1935 The Magic Atlas (Short)
 1934 Radio Valve Revolution (Short) (as Georg Pal)
 1934 The Ship of the Ether (Short) (as Georg Pal)
 1934 Philips Cavalcade (Short)
 1932 Puppetoons (TV Series) (1 episode)
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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 4 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Georg Pal | George Pál

Spouse:

Zsoka Pal  (his death)  (2 children)
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Personal Quote:

[on February 12, 1979, in a telephone interview with the Orson Welles Theater (Cambridge, MA), Pal was asked what film of his was his favorite.] His reply: "The next one." See more »

Trivia:

All of his movies feature a cameo appearance from Woody Woodpecker somewhere because he and Walter Lantz were close friends. Andy Panda, another Lantz character, appears in Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975), which also features a cameo by Grace Stafford, the voice of Woody. See more »

Trademark:

Appearance of Woody Woodpecker somewhere in all the films he either produced, directed, or both.

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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