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Ben Sharpsteen

Highest Rated: 100% Pinocchio (1940)

Lowest Rated: 81% Alice in Wonderland (1951)

Birthday: Nov 04, 1895

Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, USA

While Walt Disney will always be remembered first and foremost as the leader of the Disney empire, there were several other "behind the scenes" contributors who lent a hand in Disney's construction, such as animator/producer/director Ben Sharpsteen. Sharpsteen began as an animator, before going on to work on some of Disney's most renowned/classic films during the early 1940s, including such titles as "Fantasia" (as an uncredited producer and director), "Pinocchio" (as supervising director), and "Dumbo" (also as supervising director). "Dumbo" would also bring Sharpsteen a Cannes Film Festival Award, for "Best Animation Design." In the late 1950s Sharpsteen received attention for his work from the folks at the Academy Awards, resulting in a nomination for "Portugal" in 1958, and a pair of wins in 1959, for "Ama Girls" and "White Wilderness." Sharpsteen also created the Sharpsteen Museum in Calistoga, California, which focused on Sam Brannan (California's first millionaire), the history of the Upper Napa Valley, and Sharpsteen's life and work. Sharpsteen would go on to direct 34 films between 1920 and 1980.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ama Girls Producer - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Water Birds Director - 1952
81% 78% Alice in Wonderland Production Manager - 1951
97% 80% Cinderella Production Manager $33.5M 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seal Island Producer - 1948
98% 70% Dumbo Director - 1941
100% 73% Pinocchio Director $18.7M 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boat Builders Director - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fox Hunt Director - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Polar Trappers Director - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clock Cleaners Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hawaiian Holiday Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moose Hunters Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Donald and Pluto Director - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet On Ice Director - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cookie Carnival Director - 1935

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet BLAM! Director 2016 2010

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