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Wilfred Jackson

Highest Rated: 97% Cinderella (1950)

Lowest Rated: 50% Song of the South (1946)

Birthday: Jan 24, 1906

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Beyond the realm of dedicated Disney aficionados, few people recognize the name Wilfred Jackson--that is, until some of his feature-length animated credits as a Director are mentioned: "Cinderella," "Alice in Wonderland," "Peter Pan," and "Lady and the Tramp," all made in collaboration with Clyde Geronimi and Hamilton Luske. Jackson dutifully worked his way up the Disney ladder in the 1930s and '40s, laboring on dozens of short cartoons and then working, often uncredited, as a sequence director for some of Walt Disney's other famous films. The first major partial assignment of his career was 1937's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," which led in short order during the early days of World War II to "Pinocchio," "Fantasia," and "Dumbo." For the ultra-ambitious 1940 symphonic oeuvre, "Fantasia," Jackson designed the "Night on Bald Mountain-Ave Maria" segment. Perhaps solidifying the notion that animation work was recognized as an art form in Europe before America, Jackson got major recognition over the years in Cannes, Berlin, and Venice, but never on the home front. Five years before his death, he finally received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Annies. Jackson's last work for the studio was 11 episodes of the early TV series "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" between 1954 and 1958.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Winter Wonderland Director - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet 4 Artists Paint 1 Tree: A Walt Disney "Adventure in Art" Director - 1958
93% 80% Lady and the Tramp Director - 1955
81% 80% Peter Pan Director $29.3M 1953
81% 78% Alice in Wonderland Director - 1951
97% 80% Cinderella Director $33.5M 1950
80% 49% Melody Time Director - 1948
50% 72% Song of the South Director - 1946
83% 41% Saludos Amigos Director - 1942
95% 83% Fantasia Director $24.8M 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mother Goose Goes Hollywood Director - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Old Mill Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet More Kittens Director - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Country Cousin Director - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Band Concert Director - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tortoise and the Hare Director - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Music Land Director - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Funny Little Bunnies Director - 1934
No Score Yet 83% The China Shop Director - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peculiar Penguins Director,
Screenwriter
- 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Grasshopper and the Ants Director - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Night Before Christmas Director - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Santa's Workshop Director - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bears and Bees Director - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touchdown Mickey Director - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Castaway Director - 1931

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Disney Shorts Director 2014

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