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      Winston Hibler

      Highest Rated: 97% Cinderella (1950)

      Lowest Rated: 63% The Aristocats (1970)

      Birthday: Oct 8, 1910

      Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

      Winston Hibler was a writer, director, producer, narrator, and Disney Legend who made numerous contributions to the glory days of The Walt Disney Studios from the 1940s until his death in 1976. His earliest official credit came as a story writer for Disney's animated musical take on the folk hero "Johnny Appleseed." Throughout the '50s, Hibler contributed as part of typically eight-man story writing teams for such animated Disney classics as "Cinderella," "Peter Pan," and "Sleeping Beauty"; he also composed songs heard in the latter two films. In 1954, "Hib," as he was known to his colleagues, began writing and directing for the inaugural season of "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color," the entertainment behemoth's early foray into television, which featured both animated and live-action biography programs. Hibler not only wrote and directed for the series but also produced and even narrated several episodes between the mid-'50s and mid-'70s. In 1955, still under the Disney umbrella, Hibler wrote, directed, and narrated the documentary short "Men Against the Arctic," which won an Academy Award for the studio. In addition to his projects for "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color," Hibler also produced numerous feature films for Disney throughout the '60s and '70s, among them the 1968 Dean Jones-starring family comedy, "The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit," and the 1974 drama "The Bears and I."

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      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Best of Walt Disney's True-Life Adventures Narrator - 1975
      No Score Yet 23% The Castaway Cowboy Producer - 1974
      No Score Yet 30% The Bears and I Producer - 1974
      No Score Yet 38% One Little Indian Producer - 1973
      No Score Yet 44% Napoleon and Samantha Producer - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Chandar, the Black Leopard of Ceylon Director - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lefty, the Ding-A-Ling Lynx Director - 1971
      63% 70% The Aristocats Producer $17.3M 1970
      No Score Yet 62% Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar Director - 1967
      No Score Yet 77% Follow Me, Boys! Producer - 1966
      No Score Yet 73% The Ugly Dachshund Producer - 1966
      No Score Yet 54% Those Calloways Producer - 1964
      No Score Yet 46% Big Red Producer - 1962
      No Score Yet 38% The Hound That Thought He Was a Raccoon Producer - 1960
      No Score Yet 78% Jungle Cat Narrator - 1960
      89% 80% Sleeping Beauty Writer $11.6M 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Seven Cities of Antarctica Director - 1958
      No Score Yet 71% Perri Narrator - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Men Against the Arctic Narrator,
      Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1955
      No Score Yet 82% Vanishing Prairie Narrator - 1954
      No Score Yet 75% The Living Desert Narrator - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bear Country Narrator - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alaskan Eskimo Writer - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Water Birds Narrator,
      Screenwriter
      - 1952
      84% 78% Alice in Wonderland Screenwriter - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beaver Valley Narrator - 1950
      97% 80% Cinderella Writer $33.5M 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cinderella Writer - 1950
      No Score Yet 81% The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Screenwriter - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Seal Island Narrator - 1948