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John Henry ()


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Disney's retelling of the legend of John Henry, the steel-driving man.

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Polly / Narrator (voice)
Geoffrey Jones ...
John Henry (voice)
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MacTavish (voice)
Dave Murray ...
Thomas (voice)
Carrie Harrington ...
Singing Voice of Polly (voice)

Directed by

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Mark Henn ... (directed by)

Written by

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Shirley Pierce ... (screenplay)
 
Broose Johnson ... (story supervisor) &
Tim Hodge ... (story supervisor)

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Steven Keller ... producer (produced by)

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Stephen James Taylor ... (score composed by)

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Chris DeLaGuardia ... color timer
Jeff Draheim ... supervising editor
Gary Blair ... first assistant editor (uncredited)
Erika Dapkewicz ... assistant editor: avid (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Robert Ty Stanton

Production Management

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Alex Chatfield ... production manager
Michael Brassell ... assistant production manager (uncredited)

Art Department

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Pam Darley ... artistic coordinator (as Pam Manes Darley)
Jim Story ... Storyboard Artist

Sound Department

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Lon Bender ... sound designer (as Lon E. Bender) / sound supervisor (as Lon E. Bender)
Tim Chau ... re-recording mixer
Peter J. Lehman ... sound designer (as Peter Lehman) / sound supervisor (as Peter Lehman)
Mel Metcalfe ... re-recording mixer
Terry Porter ... re-recording mixer
Curt Schulkey ... supervising adr editor
Gayle Wesley ... assistant sound editor
Dean A. Zupancic ... re-recording mixer
Lon Bender ... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Curt Schulkey ... supervising dialogue editor (uncredited)

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Troy A. Gustafson ... visual effects supervisor
Earl Coffman ... compositor (uncredited)
Jazno Francoeur ... visual effects animator (uncredited)
Greg Hill ... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Michael Oliva ... visual effects animator (uncredited)
Kathy Schoeppner ... digital retouch artist (uncredited)
Heather M. Shepherd ... visual effects (uncredited)
John David Thornton ... visual effects animator (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Laurie Ashbourne ... CAPS supervisor (as Laurie A. Sacks)
Tom Bancroft ... supervising animator
Jason Buske ... CAPS supervisor (as Jason Leonard Robert Buske)
Irma Cartaya-Torre ... color models supervisor
John Cunningham ... CAPS supervisor
Christine Lawrence Finney ... clean-up supervisor
Jan Barley Gutowski ... CAPS supervisor
Carole Holliday ... character design supervisor
Byron Howard ... supervising animator
Tom Humber ... layout supervisor (as Thomas Humber)
Fran Kirsten ... CAPS supervisor
Michael D. Lusby ... CAPS supervisor
Lon Smart ... clean up animation
Charles R. Vollmer ... background supervisor
Kevin A. Barber ... breakdown artist: "Polly" (uncredited)
Janelle C. Bell-Martin ... breakdown artist (uncredited)
Rachel R. Bibb ... lead key assistant animator: "Polly" (uncredited)
Beth Collins-Stegmaier ... animation editor (uncredited)
Antony De Fato ... assistant animator (uncredited)
James W. Elston ... breakdown artist (uncredited)
Perry Farinola ... breakdown artist: "MacTavish" (uncredited)
Andrew Edward Harkness ... layout artist (uncredited)
Phillip A. Jones ... breakdown artist (uncredited)
Geraldine Kovats ... background artist (uncredited)
Kenneth Landrum ... color stylist: Florida (uncredited)
Miyul Lee ... key assistant animator (uncredited)
Mary Lescher ... scene planner (uncredited)
Sean Luo ... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Steve Mason ... animator (uncredited)
Albert Francis Moore ... senior animation checker (uncredited)
David Nethery ... key assistant animator: "MacTavish" (uncredited)
Jason Peltz ... assistant animator (uncredited)
Peter Raymundo ... breakdown artist: "John Henry" (uncredited)
Tony Santo ... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Danny R. Santos ... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Bryan M. Sommer ... lead key assistant animator (uncredited)
Barry Temple ... animator (uncredited)
Theodore Ty ... animator (uncredited)
Rosana Urbes ... assistant animator (uncredited)
John R. Walsh ... lead key assistant animator (uncredited)
Matt Whitlock ... inbetween artist (uncredited)

Music Department

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Mark Green ... music editor
Gary Hines ... music producer / musical director
Deniece LaRocca ... music production coordinator
Tom MacDougall ... manager: music production
Chris Montan ... executive music producer
Andrew Page ... director: music production
Billy Steele ... additional musical director
Jeff Taylor ... songs recordist
Stephen James Taylor ... conductor / orchestrator
Booker White ... music preparation
Frank Wolf ... recordist: songs / score mixer / songs mixer

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Susan Bradley ... title designer
Richard Bingle ... systems administrator (uncredited)
Tim David ... technical supporter (uncredited)
Larry Edminister ... technology crew (uncredited)
Thomas Grealy ... production coordinator (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

John Henry, a freed slave, happens across a railroad building project. An entire crew of freed slaves has been promised land if they can finish by deadline, but they're exhausted and unable to continue. John, though, has the strength of ten men, and revitalizes all of them. But despair sets in again when the railroad sends a steam hammer to replace the crew and burns the contract. John proposes a challenge: man against machine. After a heroic effort, including a tunnel through solid rock by swinging two hammers at once, John wins, but he also collapses in his wife Polly's arms. She's recounting this whole story to their young son, to explain why his father was so great. Written by Jon Reeves

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Also Known As
  • Джон Генри (Russia)
  • Τζον Χένρι (Greece)
Runtime
  • 10 min
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Trivia The director, Mark Henn, is a collector of antique firearms. The pistol in the film used to start the race is based on one of his own Civil War era pistols. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in American Legends (2001). See more »

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