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Willis Pyle (1914–2016)

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Known For

The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie Animation Department
Honesty Is the Best Policy Animation Department
The Miner's Daughter Animation Department
Gerald McBoing-Boing Animation Department


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 1989 This Is America, Charlie Brown (TV Mini-Series) (animator - 3 episodes)
- The Music and Heroes of America (1989) ... (animator)
- The Smithsonian and the Presidency (1989) ... (animator)
- The Great Inventors (1989) ... (animator)
 1980 Drawing Power (TV Series) (animator)
 1979 A Family Circus Christmas (TV Movie) (animator)
 1978 A Special Valentine with the Family Circus (TV Movie) (animator)
 1977 Halloween Is Grinch Night (TV Short) (animator - as Willy Pyle)
 1977 The Mouse and His Child (animator)
 1977 Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure (animator: Everything and Everyone Else)
 1976 Noah's Animals (TV Movie) (animator)
 1975 Chicken Soup with Rice (Video short) (animator)
 1975 Really Rosie (TV Movie) (animator)
 1972 The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie (TV Series) (animator - 1 episode)
- Popeye Meets the Man Who Hated Laughter (1972) ... (animator - as Willie Pyle)
 1956 The Gerald McBoing-Boing Show (TV Series) (animator - 1 episode)
 1950 The Popcorn Story (Short) (animator)
 1950 Gerald McBoing-Boing (Short) (animator)
 1950 Trouble Indemnity (Short) (animator)
 1950 Giddyap (Short) (animator)
 1950 The Miner's Daughter (Short) (animator - as Willie Pyle)
 1950 Spellbound Hound (Short) (animator - as Willie Pyle)
 1950 Punchy de Leon (Short) (animator - as Willy Pyle)
 1949 The Sailor and the Seagull (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1949 Ragtime Bear (Short) (animator - as Willy Pyle)
 1949 The Magic Fluke (Short) (animator - as Willy Pyle)
 1948 Robin Hoodlum (Short) (animator - as Willy Pyle)
 1946 Honesty Is the Best Policy (Short) (animator)
 1944 Position Firing (Short) (animator)
 1944 Flat Hatting (Short) (animator)
 1942 Bambi (assistant animator - uncredited)
 1940 Fantasia (assistant animator - uncredited)
 1940 Pinocchio (assistant animator - uncredited)

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Willie Pyle | Willy Pyle

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After dropping out of the University at Boulder, Colorado, Pyle began his career at the Disney studios in 1937 as an office boy, delivering supplies to the animators. He graduated to serving as an assistant animator to Milt Kahl on Pinocchio (1940), Fantasia (1940), and Bambi (1942). Following the animators' strike in 1941, Pyle finished worked on Bambi (1942) before leaving the studio to work ... See more »

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