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      Clyde Geronimi

      Highest Rated: 98% One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)

      Lowest Rated: 64% Make Mine Music (1946)

      Birthday: Jun 12, 1901

      Birthplace: Chiavenna, Lombardy, Italy

      Italian-born animator Clyde Geronimi immigrated to the United States when he was seven years old. The award-winning animation director is best known for his work at the esteemed Disney animation studios, but prior to joining the House of Mouse in 1931, Geronimi began his career at the J.R. Bray Studios, where he worked on cartoons alongside "Woody Woodpecker" creator, Walter Lantz. Geronimi was earning director's credits on animated shorts as early as 1926. After he had directed a long line of shorts, he stepped up to co-directing feature-length cartoons, like the Disney classics "Cinderella," the world's most famous rags-to-riches tale; "Alice in Wonderland," which followed a curious girl down a literal rabbit hole; and "Peter Pan," which centered on a boy who would never grow up. By crafting these--and many other--beloved children's movies, Geronimi shaped the childhoods of countless kids and influenced animation trends all over the world. By the 1960s, he'd moved into television, where he helmed a variety of cartoon programs, each one about a colorful character. There was the near-sighted and oft-in-trouble "Mister Magoo"; the tough detective in the bright yellow overcoat, "Dick Tracy"; and the web-slinging superhero "Spider-Man." After making an enormous impact in the realm of animation, Geronimi retired in the later 1960s.

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      98% 76% One Hundred and One Dalmatians Director $91.3M 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One Hundred and One Dalmatians Director - 1961
      89% 80% Sleeping Beauty Director $11.6M 1959
      93% 80% Lady and the Tramp Director - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady and the Tramp Director - 1955
      77% 80% Peter Pan Director $29.3M 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Peter Pan Director - 1953
      84% 78% Alice in Wonderland Director - 1951
      97% 80% Cinderella Director $33.5M 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cinderella Director - 1950
      94% 71% The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad Director - 1949
      No Score Yet 81% The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Director - 1949
      73% 48% Melody Time Director - 1948
      64% 41% Make Mine Music Director - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicken Little Director - 1943
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Private Pluto Director - 1943
      No Score Yet 54% Victory Through Air Power Director - 1943
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pluto Junior Director - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet T-Bone for Two Director - 1942
      No Score Yet 80% Ugly Duckling Director - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beach Picnic Director - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pointer Director - 1939

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      No Score Yet No Score Yet Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 1: Mickey and the Beanstalk Director