|Died||December 12, 1998 88) (aged|
|Employer|| Walt Disney Animation Studios (1936-1946) |
Walter Lantz Productions (1951-1960)
Don Patterson (December 26, 1909 – December 12, 1998) was an American producer, animator, and director who worked at various studios during the Golden age of American animation, including Disney, the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio, Walter Lantz Productions, and Hanna-Barbera. He was the older brother of animator Ray Patterson.
Patterson began his career in the early 1930s as an in-betweener at the Charles Mintz Studio,and then moved to the Walter Lantz Studio.
He began working at the Walt Disney Animation Studios in the 1940s, contributing to four theatrical films: Fantasia , Dumbo , The Three Caballeros and Make Mine Music .
In the early 1950s, Patterson returned to the Lantz studio and became one of Lantz's four key animators, along with Ray Abrams, Laverne Harding and Paul Smith.
Leonard Maltin says in Of Mice and Magic, "Don Patterson was the first of Lantz's animation team to try directing, and he showed great aptitude for the assignment. His shorts are among the best of the early-1950s product, showing deft handling of characters and snappy timing. In 1952 he 'supervised' one of the best Woody Woodpecker cartoons of all time, Termites from Mars ."Patterson also directed Hypnotic Hick (1953), Socko in Morocco and Alley to Bali (both 1954).
Patterson won a Golden Award at the 1985 Motion Pictures Screen Cartoonists Awards.
|Fantasia||Animator - Segment " A Night on Bald Mountain / Ave Maria "|
|1945||The Three Caballeros||Animator|
|1946||Make Mine Music||Effects Animator|
Ubbe Eert "Ub" Iwwerks was an American animator, cartoonist, character designer, inventor, and special effects technician, who designed Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and Mickey Mouse. Iwerks produced alongside Walt Disney and won numerous awards, including multiple Academy Awards.
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Walter Scott Bradley was an American composer, pianist, arranger, and conductor.
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