Biography

“Born in Tacoma, Wash. Graduated from agricultural college but gave up agrarian pursuits to help out Uncle Sam’s Marines during the war. Marine life made me so lazy I couldn’t bear the thought of hard work again so I became an animator, joining the old International Film Company in New York. Work as an animator on old Mutt and Jeff cartoons and on Fleischer’s “Out-of-the-Inkwell.” Twice deserted the ranks of animation for newspaper and commercial art. Guess I am too old to make another change so will stick to animating as long as it sticks to me.” -published in the June 20, 1931 edition of The Motion Picture Daily

“Born in Tacoma, Wash. Graduated from agricultural college but gave up agrarian pursuits to help out Uncle Sam’s Marines during the war. Marine life made me so lazy I couldn’t bear the thought of hard work again so I became an animator, joining the old International Film Company in New York. Work as an animator on old Mutt and Jeff cartoons and on Fleischer’s “Out-of-the-Inkwell.” Twice deserted the ranks of animation for newspaper and commercial art. Guess I am too old to make another change so will stick to animating as long as it sticks to me.” -published in the June 20, 1931 edition of The Motion Picture Daily

Personal Info

Known For Visual Effects

Gender Male

Known Credits 105

Birthday 1895-11-04

Day of Death 1980-12-20

Place of Birth Tacoma, Washington, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Benjamin Sharpsteen

Visual Effects TV ShowsMovies

1934 Mickey Plays Papa Animation
1934 Peculiar Penguins Animation
1934 The Wise Little Hen Animation
1934 The Hot Choc-late Soldiers Animation
1934 Funny Little Bunnies Animation
1934 The Grasshopper and the Ants Animation
1934 Shanghaied Animation
1934 The China Shop Animation
1933 The Night Before Christmas Animation
1933 The Pied Piper Animation
1933 Puppy Love Animation
1933 Lullaby Land Animation
1933 Old King Cole Animation
1933 Mickey's Gala Premier Animation
1933 Mickey's Mechanical Man Animation
1933 Father Noah's Ark Animation
1933 Mickey's Mellerdrammer Animation
1933 Birds in the Spring Animation
1933 The Mad Doctor Animation
1933 Building a Building Animation
1932 Mickey's Good Deed Animation
1932 Santa's Workshop Animation
1932 Babes in the Woods Animation
1932 The Klondike Kid Animation
1932 The Whoopee Party Animation
1932 King Neptune Animation
1932 Trader Mickey Animation
1932 Just Dogs Animation
1932 Mickey in Arabia Animation
1932 The Bears and Bees Animation
1932 The Duck Hunt Animation
1932 The Bird Store Animation
1931 Mickey's Orphans Animation
1931 The Fox Hunt Animation
1931 The Beach Party Animation
1931 The Spider and the Fly Animation
1931 The Clock Store Animation
1931 Egyptian Melodies Animation
1931 The Cat's Out Animation
1931 The Busy Beavers Animation
1931 The China Plate Animation
1931 Mother Goose Melodies Animation
1931 Traffic Troubles Animation
1931 Birds of a Feather Animation
1931 The Birthday Party Animation
1930 Playful Pan Animation
1930 Pioneer Days Animation
1930 Winter Animation
1930 The Gorilla Mystery Animation
1930 The Chain Gang Animation
1930 Monkey Melodies Animation
1930 The Fire Fighters Animation
1930 Midnight in a Toy Shop Animation
1930 Arctic Antics Animation
1930 Frolicking Fish Animation
1930 Cannibal Capers Animation
1929 Mickey's Choo-Choo Animation
1929 El Terrible Toreador Animation

Directing

2006 Walt Disney Treasures: More Silly Symphonies Director
2001 Walt Disney Treasures: Silly Symphonies Director
2000 Celebrate Christmas With Mickey, Donald & Friends Director
1998 Mickey's Family Album Director
1980 Mickey Mouse Disco Director
1959 Mysteries of the Deep Director
1959 Cruise of the Eagle Director
1957 Alaskan Sled Dog Director
1957 Lapland Director
1956 Sardinia Director
1955 Switzerland Director
1954 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1 episode)Director
1952 Water Birds Director
1942 Out of the Frying Pan into the Firing Line Director
1942 The New Spirit Director
1941 Dumbo Director
1940 Fantasia Director
1940 Pinocchio Director
1938 The Fox Hunt Director
1938 Polar Trappers Director
1938 Mickey's Trailer Director
1938 Boat Builders Director
1937 Pluto's Quin-puplets Director
1937 Clock Cleaners Director
1937 Hawaiian Holiday Director
1937 Moose Hunters Director
1937 Don Donald Director
1937 The Worm Turns Director
1936 Donald and Pluto Director
1936 Mickey's Circus Director
1936 Moving Day Director
1936 Orphan's Picnic Director
1935 Broken Toys Director
1935 Cock o' the Walk Director
1935 On Ice Director
1935 Mickey's Fire Brigade Director
1935 The Cookie Carnival Director
1935 Mickey's Service Station Director
1934 Two-Gun Mickey Director

Production

1960 The Danube Producer
1960 Japan Producer
1959 Cruise of the Eagle Producer
1957 The Blue Men of Morocco Associate Producer
1953 The Living Desert Producer
1950 Cinderella Production Supervisor
1949 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad Production Supervisor
1940 Fantasia Production Supervisor

Crew

1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Post Production Supervisor Sequence Supervisor

Acting

2006 Mickey's Summer Madness

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