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Hamilton Luske

  • Highest Rated: 100% Pinocchio (1940)
  • Lowest Rated: 67% Fun & Fancy Free (1947)
  • Birthday: Oct 16, 1903
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • American animation director Hamilton Luske spent his entire career at the Disney Studios. In the mid-1930s, Luske honed his craft on such one-reel cartoons as Mickey's Elephant (1936). Beginning with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), his energies were concentrated on Disney's feature-length projects. He co-directed the "Pastoral Symphony" portion of Fantasia (1940), and helmed individual sequences of 1943's Saludos Amigos (the "Pedro" episode), 1945's Make Mine Music (the animated titles and transitions) and 1947's Melody Time(the "Once Upon a Wintertime" vignette). His co-directing credits of the 1950s and 1960s include Cinderella (1950), Alice in Wonderland(1951), Peter Pan (1953), Lady and the Tramp (1955) and 101 Dalmatians (1961). He also directed several of Disney's short-subject "specials" of the same period, the most memorable of which was Ben and Me (1954). In addition, he supervised the animated sequences of the otherwise "live" features So Dear to My Heart (1948) and Mary Poppins (1964). He retired after completing work on the 1967 featurette. Scrooge McDuck and Money. Together with several of his Disney colleagues, Hamilton Luske can be glimpsed as "himself" in 1941's The Reluctant Dragon.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Scrooge McDuck and Money Director 1967
98% 101 Dalmatians Director 1961
No Score Yet Donald in Mathmagic Land Director 1959
93% Lady and the Tramp Director 1955
80% Peter Pan Director 1953
81% Alice in Wonderland Director 1951
97% Cinderella Director 1950
89% Melody Time Director 1948
67% Fun & Fancy Free Director 1947
70% Make Mine Music Director 1946
83% Saludos Amigos Director 1943
94% Fantasia Director 1940
100% Pinocchio Director 1940

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