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Dumbo Director
Pinocchio Director
Bambi Director
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Animation Department


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 1987 DTV Monster Hits (TV Movie) (original material)
 1987 DTV 'Doggone' Valentine (TV Movie) (original material)
 1984 DTV: Golden Oldies (Video) (original material)
 1984 DTV: Pop & Rock (Video) (original material)
 1984 DTV: Rock, Rhythm & Blues (Video) (original material)
 1982 Disney's Halloween Treat (Video) (original material)
  The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1955 - 1962) (sequence director - 1 episode, 1970) (segment director - 1 episode, 1963)
- Nature's Strangest Oddballs (1970) ... (sequence director)
- The Truth About Mother Goose (1963) ... (segment director)
 1955 A World is Born (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1954 Donald's Diary (Short) (earlier cartoon clips, uncredited)
 1947 Fun and Fancy Free (animation director - uncredited)
 1947 Mickey and the Beanstalk (Short)
 1946 A Knight for a Day (Short) (earlier cartoon clips, uncredited)
 1946 The ABC of Hand Tools (Short)
 1945 The Cold-Blooded Penguin (Short)
 1945 The Flying Gauchito (Short)
 1944 The Three Caballeros (sequence director)
 1943 The Winged Scourge (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1943 Reason and Emotion (Short) (uncredited)
 1943 The Grain That Built a Hemisphere (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1942 Saludos Amigos (Short) (sequence director)
 1942 Bambi (sequence director)
 1942 All Together (Short) (uncredited)
 1941 The Art of Skiing (Short) (uncredited)
 1941 Dumbo (sequence director)
 1940 Fantasia (: in most releases - segment "Rite of Spring", uncredited)
 1940 Pinocchio (sequence director)
 1939 Society Dog Show (Short) (uncredited)
 1938 Brave Little Tailor (Short) (uncredited)
 1938 Mickey's Parrot (Short) (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

William Opal Roberts


Lillian Roberts  (his death)

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Worked as a magazine illustrator in New York, before joining the Disney Organisation in 1932/3. Directed the Rite of Spring segment in Fantasia (1940).

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