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Frank Thomas (I) (1912–2004)


Frank Thomas was born on September 5, 1912 in Santa Monica, California, USA. He is known for his work on The Iron Giant (1999), Robin Hood (1973) and The Incredibles (2004). He was married to Jeanette A. Thomas. He died on September 8, 2004 in La Cañada Flintridge, California. See full bio »

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Known For

The Iron Giant Additional Voices
(1999)
Robin Hood Animation Department
(1973)
(2004)
The Aristocats Animation Department
(1970)

Filmography

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 1991 Lifestyles of the Rich and Animated (TV Movie) (animator - uncredited)
 1985-1989 Adventures of the Gummi Bears (TV Series) (animator - 47 episodes)
- Return to Ursalia (1989) ... (animator - uncredited)
- Beg, Burrow, and Steal (1989) ... (animator - uncredited)
- Princess Problems/A Gummi Is a Gummi's Best Friend (1989) ... (animator - uncredited)
- Ogre for a Day (1989) ... (animator - uncredited)
- My Kingdom for a Pie/The World According to Gusto (1989) ... (animator - uncredited)
 1985 The Wuzzles (TV Series) (animator - 13 episodes)
- What's Up, Stox? (1985) ... (animator - uncredited)
- Class Dismissed (1985) ... (animator - uncredited)
- The Main Course (1985) ... (animator - uncredited)
- A Pest of a Pet (1985) ... (animator - uncredited)
- Ghostrustlers (1985) ... (animator - uncredited)
  The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (animator - 3 episodes, 1961 - 1970) (directing animator - 1 episode, 1982)
- Winnie the Pooh and Friends (1982) ... (directing animator - segment "Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too")
- Nature's Strangest Oddballs (1970) ... (animator)
- The Hunting Instinct (1961) ... (animator)
- An Adventure in Color/Mathmagic Land (1961) ... (animator)
 1981 The Fox and the Hound (supervising animator: "Tod" and "Copper")
 1977 The Rescuers (directing animator)
 1977 The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (animator: "Winnie the Pooh" and "Piglet")
 1975 The Madcap Adventures of Mr. Toad (Short) (animator)
 1974 Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (Short) (directing animator: "Winnie The Pooh" and "Piglet")
 1973 Robin Hood (directing animator)
 1970 The Aristocats (directing animator: "Duchess/O'Malley/Amelia and Abigail Gabble/Napoleon/Lafayette/Edgar")
 1968 Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (Short) (directing animator: "Winnie The Pooh" and "Piglet")
 1967 The Jungle Book (directing animator: "Mowgli/Baloo/King Louie/Kaa)
 1964 Mary Poppins (animator)
 1963 The Sword in the Stone (directing animator)
 1961 One Hundred and One Dalmatians (directing animator: "Pongo")
 1959 Donald in Mathmagic Land (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1959 Sleeping Beauty (directing animator: "Flora/Fauna/Merryweather")
 1955 Lady and the Tramp (directing animator: "Lady/Tramp/Jock/Trusty")
 1953 Peter Pan (directing animator: "Captain Hook/a few scenes of Smee")
 1951 Alice in Wonderland (directing animator) / (directing animator: "Doorknob" and the "Queen of Hearts" - uncredited)
 1950 Cinderella (directing animator: Lady Tremaine/a few scenes of the Grand Duke)
 1949 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Short) (animator: "Ichabod Crane/Brom Bones/Katrina)
 1949 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (directing animator: "Mr. Toad/Water Rat/Mole/Cyril Proudbottom/Ichabod Crane/Brom Bones/Katrina")
 1949 The Wind in the Willows (Short) (character animator: "Mr. Toad/Water Rat/Mole/Cyril Proudbottom")
 1949 Pueblo Pluto (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1948 Melody Time (animator: "Johnny Appleseed" - uncredited)
 1946 The Story of Menstruation (Short documentary) (animator - uncredited)
 1946 In Dutch (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1945 The Flying Gauchito (Short) (animator)
 1944 Position Firing (Short) (animator)
 1944 The Three Caballeros (animator - as Franklin Thomas)
 1943 The Winged Scourge (Documentary short) (animator - uncredited)
 1943 Victory Vehicles (Short) (animator)
 1943 Education for Death: The Making of the Nazi (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1943 The Grain That Built a Hemisphere (Documentary short) (animator - uncredited)
 1942 Bambi (supervising animator - as Franklin Thomas) / (supervising animator: "Thumper" - uncredited)
 1942 All Together (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1941 Dumbo (animation director - uncredited)
 1941/I The Reluctant Dragon (animator - uncredited)
 1940 Fantasia (animator - uncredited) / (assistant animator - segments "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", "The Pastoral Symphony", uncredited)
 1940 Pinocchio (animation director: "Pinocchio" - uncredited)
 1939 The Pointer (Short) (animator: "Mickey" and "Bear" - uncredited)
 1939 The Practical Pig (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1938 Brave Little Tailor (Short) (animator: "King", "Mickey" and "Minnie" - uncredited)
 1937 Little Hiawatha (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1936 More Kittens (Short) (animator)
 1936 Mickey's Elephant (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1936 Mickey's Circus (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1936 Orphans' Picnic (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1935 Music Land (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1935 The Cookie Carnival (Short) (animator - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Co-author of five books with animator Ollie Johnston: "Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life" (1981), "Too Funny for Words: Disney's Greatest Sight Gags" (1987), "Walt Disney's Bambi: The Story and the Film" (1990), "Jungle Book Portfolio" (1992) and "The Disney Villain" (1993).

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 2 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

The Firehouse Five Plus 2 | The Firehouse Five Plus Two | Franklin Thomas | Firehouse Five Plus Two

Spouse:

Jeanette A. Thomas  (his death)  (4 children)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Ward Kimball and I were part of The Firehouse Five Plus Two. The announcer would introduce Ward as the animator of the mice from Cinderella (1950) and the audience would smile and clap. Then he'd say this is Frank Thomas who animated the stepmother. The audience would go, "ugh". I told Walt we needed to get another picture because I couldn't stand it. See more »

Trivia:

It wasn't until late in their lives that they realized that his and Ollie Johnston's mothers had both come from the same small town, Tuscola, Illinois. See more »

Trademark:

Often tasked with animating the villain (Lady Tremaine in Cinderella (1950), The Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland (1951), Captain Hook in Peter Pan (1953))

Star Sign:

Virgo

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