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Wolfgang Reitherman

Highest Rated: 100% Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)

Lowest Rated: 54% Robin Hood (1973)

Birthday: Jun 26, 1909

Birthplace: Not Available

American animation director Wolfgang "Woolie" Reitherman joined the Walt Disney staff in 1933. His extensive contributions to Disney's first feature-length animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) earned the fledgling animator a lifelong job with Uncle Walt. Together with such cartoon legends as Ollie Johnson, John Lounsberry and Ward Kimball, Reitherman was designated as one of the "Nine Old Men" of Disney, that venerated conclave which worked on all of the studio's animated features. Upon the death of Walt Disney in 1966, Reitherman was put in charge of the animated division; it was during his regime that (for better or worse) the Disney cartoon product began concentrating more on purely comic animation and celebrity voice-overs. Reitherman also directed the first two Winnie the Pooh animated short subjects, winning an Oscar for Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1967). In 1985, four years into his retirement, Wolfgang Reitherman perished in an automobile accident.

Highest Rated Movies



70% The Fox and the Hound Producer 1981
80% The Rescuers Director Producer 1977
100% Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Producer Director 1977
No Score Yet Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too Producer 1974
54% Robin Hood Producer 1973
66% The Aristocats Producer Director 1970
No Score Yet Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day Director 1968
87% The Jungle Book Director 1967
No Score Yet Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree Director 1965
68% The Sword in the Stone Director 1963
98% 101 Dalmatians Director 1961
88% Sleeping Beauty Director 1959
No Score Yet Goofy over Sports Director


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