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Hamilton Luske

Highest Rated: 100% Pinocchio (1940)

Lowest Rated: 64% Make Mine Music (1946)

Birthday: Oct 16, 1903

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Esteemed animation director Hamilton Luske got his start as an animator in 1934 working on a string of Disney shorts. This proved the start of a long and storied career at the legendary animation studio. Luske eventually made the transition to feature-length films as a supervising director on the Oscar-winning classic "Pinocchio," which famously brought to life the story of the little wooden boy who wished to be human. Luske built his directing reputation helming segments of full-length pieces, like "The Pastoral Symphony" sequence of the animated anthology "Fantasia," and the cartoon section of the behind-the-scenes family comedy "The Reluctant Dragon." After paying his dues, Luske broke through in 1950 with the gloriously realized fairy tale "Cinderella," on which he served as one of three directors, a common practice in animated features. He went on to co-direct such popular and acclaimed animated films as "Alice in Wonderland," "Peter Pan," and "Lady and the Tramp," which starred two star-crossed lovers who happened to be dogs. In a career that stretched over three decades, Luske contributed to some of the most heralded animations in film history. In 1965, he earned an Oscar for his work on the mixed-media family film "Mary Poppins," in which cartoon animals scamper among live-action actors in a world Luske helped define. Fittingly, his last screen credit was as director on the anthology series "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color."

Filmography

Movies

Credit
96% 86% Mary Poppins Animation Director - 1964
98% 76% One Hundred and One Dalmatians Director $91.3M 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Hundred and One Dalmatians Director - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hunting Instinct Director - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gala Day at Disneyland Associate Producer - 1960
No Score Yet 85% Donald in Mathmagic Land Director - 1959
93% 80% Lady and the Tramp Director - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady and the Tramp Director - 1955
78% 80% Peter Pan Director $29.3M 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peter Pan Director - 1953
81% 78% Alice in Wonderland Director - 1951
97% 80% Cinderella Director $33.5M 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cinderella Director - 1950
73% 48% Melody Time Director - 1948
67% 60% Fun and Fancy Free Director - 1947
64% 41% Make Mine Music Director - 1946
79% 40% Saludos Amigos Director - 1942
95% 83% Fantasia Director $24.8M 1940
100% 73% Pinocchio Director $18.7M 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pinocchio Director - 1940

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Disney's Wonderful World Director 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 1: Mickey and the Beanstalk Director