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Will Vinton (1947–2018)


Will Vinton was born on November 17, 1947 in McMinnville, Oregon, USA as William Gale Vinton. He was a producer and director, known for Claymation Easter (1992), Martin the Cobbler (1977) and Closed Mondays (1974). He was married to Gillian Allred and Susan Shadburne. He died on October 4, 2018 in Portland, Oregon. See full bio »

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(age 70) in Portland, Oregon, USA

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Known For

(1992)
(1977)
Closed Mondays Producer
(1974)
Moonwalker Producer
(1988)

Filmography

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 2008 The Martial Artist (Short) (producer)
 2006 The Wild (executive producer)
 2002 Día de los muertos (Short) (executive producer)
 2001 Slacker Cats (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2001 Gary & Mike (TV Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Shotgun Wedding (2001) ... (executive producer)
- Phish Phry (2001) ... (executive producer)
 1999-2000 The PJs (TV Series) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- Boyz Under the Hood (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Who Da Boss? (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Haiti and the Tramp (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Home School Daze (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Bougie Nights (1999) ... (executive producer)
 2000 Boyer Brothers (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1994 Mr. Resistor (Short) (executive producer) / (producer)
 1994 Hammer Time (Video short) (executive producer)
 1992 Claymation Easter (TV Special) (executive producer) / (producer)
 1991 Claymation Comedy of Horrors Show (TV Short) (executive producer)
 1990 Raisins Sold Out: The California Raisins II (TV Movie) (producer - uncredited)
 1989 The California Raisin Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- The Apple, Raisin-Style (1989) ... (executive producer - 1989)
 1988 Grandpa's Magical Toys (Video) (associate producer: Millennium Pictures, Inc.)
 1988 Meet the Raisins! (TV Special short) (producer)
 1988 Michael Jackson: Speed Demon (Video short) (producer)
 1988 Moonwalker (producer - segment "Speed Demon")
 1987 A Claymation Christmas Celebration (TV Special short) (producer)
 1987 Dinosaurs! (Video short) (producer - 1980 film "Dinosaur")
 1987 Festival of Claymation (Video) (producer)
 1986 Shadow Play (producer)
 1985 Vanz Kant Danz (Video short) (producer)
 1985 The Adventures of Mark Twain (producer)
 1983 The Great Cognito (Short) (producer)
 1980 A Christmas Gift (Short) (producer)
 1980 Dinosaur (Short) (producer)
 1979 The Little Prince (Short) (producer)
 1978 Rip Van Winkle (Short) (producer)
 1977 Martin the Cobbler (Short) (producer)
 1976 Mountain Music (Short) (producer)
 1974 Closed Mondays (Short) (producer)
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Alternate Names:

Wilf Innton
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Trivia:

He was a Claymation artist who coined the term. His studio created numerous Claymation characters for ads, most notably the California Raisins, which gained fame in an ad set to the Motown hit "I Heard It Through the Grapevine". See more »

Trademark:

Distinctive mustache

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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