Dick Kinney

Cartoon story man, Sketch artist
While some animators from the golden age of Hollywood studio cartoons have gained renown, few story men have been hailed for their achievements. Dick Kinney is a significant figure in this unsung field. He is best known ... Read more »
Born: 12/14/1916

Filmography

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1001 Arabian Nights 1959 (Movie)

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Biography

While some animators from the golden age of Hollywood studio cartoons have gained renown, few story men have been hailed for their achievements. Dick Kinney is a significant figure in this unsung field. He is best known for his work at the Walt Disney Studio with his brother, animation director Jack Kinney, on the highly regarded series of Goofy sports cartoons made during the 1940s. Kinney also contributed gags and story ideas to Donald Duck shorts and Disney features such as "Dumbo" (1941), "The Three Caballeros" (1945) "Make Mine Music" (1946).

He later worked on UPA's Mr. Magoo cartoons. After a short stint at Walter Lantz Productions (home of Woody Woodpecker), Kinney freelanced on early Saturday morning television cartoons. He also contributed to the Mr. Magoo comic strip and Walt Disney comic books.

Relationships

Jack Kinney

Brother
born on March 29, 1909 died on February 9, 1992 often collaborated with his brother

Milestones

1959

Worked on story for "1001 Arabian Nights" UPA's cartoon feature starring Mr. Magoo and directed by Jack Kinney

Wrote cartoons for Walter Lantz in the late 1950s

Wrote episodes for "Deputy Dawg" and "Hector Heathcoate", two Saturday morning cartoon TV series produced by Terrytoons in the early 1960s

Joined the Walt Disney Studio as a sketch artist in the late 1930s

Collaborated with his brother, Disney cartoon short director Jack Kinney, on sports cartoons starring Goofy throughout the 1940s

Moved to the Disney story department

Bonus Trivia

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A useful reference source for information about the Kinneys is Leonard Maltin's "Of Mice and Magic" (New American Library: 1980). Additional information can probably be found in Jack Kinney's autobiography, "Walt Disney and Assorted Other Characters" (1988).

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