One of the few animation directors whose careers spanned the history of the field. Jack Kinney began in 1931 with Walt Disney, where he was directing cartoon shorts a decade later. When Disney began r...
|The Legend of Sleepy Hollow||Director||n/a||4|
|Make Mine Music||Director||n/a||4|
|Casey at the Bat||Director||n/a||4|
|1001 Arabian Nights||1958||Director||n/a||4|
|The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad||1949||Director||n/a||4|
|Fun and Fancy Free||1947||Director||n/a||4|
|Dumbo||1940||Segment Director||sequence director||1|
|Pinocchio||1939||Segment Director||sequence director||1|
|Directed his first Disney cartoon short, "Bone Trouble" starring Pluto (Mickey Mouse's dog)|
|Directed "1,001 Arabian Nights", a UPA cartoon feature starring Mr. Magoo|
|Formed his own animation company, Jack Kinney Productions and oversaw the production of more than 100 "Popeye" cartoons for TV|
|Directed Goofy for the first time in "Goofy's Glider"|
|Co-supervised the production of new animation for the "Disneyland" TV series early in its run in the mid-1950s|
|Directed "How to Ride a Horse", a short segment of the Disney omnibus feature "The Reluctant Dragon", starring Goofy; led to a successful series of "How To..." Goofy sports shorts|
|Joined the Walt Disney Studio as an animator|
|Directed the Oscar-winning WWII propaganda cartoon, "Der Fuehrer's Face"|
Kinney's most enduring and celebrated contributions to the field were his Goofy "How To..." shorts in the 40s. While Disney was the undisputed leader in cartoon features during this period, their shorts were becoming staid compared to the anarchic offerings from Warner Brothers (Bugs Bunny & Co.) and MGM (Tom & Jerry). Jack Kinney and his brother, cartoon writer Dick Kinney, helped close the gap with their funny, fast-paced and often violent efforts.
|Dick Kinney||Brother||born on December 15, 1916; died on March 24, 1985; frequent collaborator at Disney and UPA|
|Kinney directed "Der Fuehrer's Face" which won Disney the 1942 Oscar for Best Short Film (One-Reel Cartoon). The actual release date of the cartoon was January 1, 1943.|
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