George Pal

Producer, Director, Special effects artist
Set designer with UFA before moving in the 1930s to Western Europe, where he produced ingenious short advertising films featuring wire-jointed, stylized puppets. In 1940 Pal moved to Hollywood, where he produced the ... Read more »
Born: 02/01/1908 in Hungary

Filmography

Producer (15)

Doc Savage, The Man of Bronze 1975 (Movie)

(Producer)

The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao 1963 (Movie)

(Producer)

Atlantis, the Lost Continent 1960 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Time Machine 1960 (Movie)

(Producer)

Tom Thumb 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

Conquest of Space 1955 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Naked Jungle 1954 (Movie)

(Producer)

Houdini 1952 (Movie)

(Producer)

The War of the Worlds 1952 (Movie)

(Producer)

When Worlds Collide 1951 (Movie)

(Producer)

Destination Moon 1950 (Movie)

(Producer)

Tubby The Tuba 1947 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Great Rupert (Movie)

(Producer)

The Power (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (14)

Hoola Boola 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

Jasper And The Beanstock 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

Jasper And The Watermelon 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

Jasper's Paradise 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

John Henry And Inky Poo 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

Rhythm In The Ranks 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

Ship Of The Ether 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao 1963 (Movie)

(Director)

The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm 1962 (Movie)

(Fairy Tale sequences) (Director)

Atlantis, the Lost Continent 1960 (Movie)

(Director)

The Time Machine 1960 (Movie)

(Director)

Tom Thumb 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

Tubby The Tuba 1947 (Movie)

(Director)

My Man Jasper 1945 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

Doc Savage, The Man of Bronze 1975 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (1)

The Fantasy Film World of George Pal 1985 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)
Visual Effects & Animation (1)

The Great Rupert (Movie)

(Stop-Motion Animation)
Other (2)

The Puppetoon Movie 1987 (Movie)

film extract("Hoola Boola" (1941)) (Other)

The Fantasy Film World of George Pal 1985 (Movie)

film extracts (Other)

Biography

Set designer with UFA before moving in the 1930s to Western Europe, where he produced ingenious short advertising films featuring wire-jointed, stylized puppets. In 1940 Pal moved to Hollywood, where he produced the "Puppetoons" series for Paramount and began directing and/or producing special-effects oriented features including "War of the Worlds" (1953) and "The Time Machine" (1960). He received a special Academy Award in 1943 for developing a technique which combined animation with live action.

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