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Norman Tokar

Highest Rated:   56% The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975)
Lowest Rated:   40% Savage Sam (1963)
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As a child actor, New Jersey-born Norman Tokar was active on stage and in radio in the '30s and '40s. He understudied Ezra Stone in the radio role of Henry Aldrich, taking over the part in June of 1942 -- only to vacate the series a month later when called to active duty with the Signal Corps. After the war, Tokar turned to directing, signing with the Walt Disney talent pool. He helmed several episodes of such Disney TV projects as The Mickey Mouse Club and Zorro before being given a feature-film opportunity with Big Red (1962). This assignment established Tokar as an "outdoors" director, a handy talent for a Disney employee; subsequent Tokar-directed projects included Savage Sam (1962), A Tiger Walks (1963) and Follow Me Boys (1966). With the made-for-TV Sammy the Way Out Seal (1962), Tokar displayed his talent for slapstick and family farce, which served him well with such Disney comedies as The Ugly Dachshund (1967). Tokar directed the last film personally supervised by Walt Disney, The Happiest Millionaire (1967). He remaining on the lot long after Disney's death. Most of his output of the '70s was mired in the cut-and-dried comic techniques he'd perfected in the '60s, but Norman Tokar still brought in box-office gold with such Disney Studio efforts as The Boatniks (1970) and Candleshoe (1978), his final film.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Cat from Outer Space
  • Producer
  • Director
1978
No Score Yet Candleshoe
  • Director
1977
No Score Yet No Deposit, No Return
  • Director
1976
56% The Apple Dumpling Gang
  • Director
1975
No Score Yet Where the Red Fern Grows
  • Director
1974
No Score Yet Snowball Express
  • Director
1972
No Score Yet The Boatniks
  • Director
1970
No Score Yet Rascal
  • Director
1969
No Score Yet The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit
  • Director
1968
No Score Yet The Happiest Millionaire
  • Director
1967
No Score Yet Follow Me, Boys!
  • Director
1966
No Score Yet The Ugly Dachshund
  • Director
1966
No Score Yet Those Calloways
  • Director
1965
No Score Yet A Tiger Walks
  • Director
1964
40% Savage Sam
  • Director
1963
No Score Yet Big Red
  • Director
1962
No Score Yet Sammy, the Way-Out Seal
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1962

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