Biography

“I was born in the shadow of my father’s brick-yard at Plainfield, N. J. Visited Plainfield High School. Tried lumber-jacking in the North Woods. No soap! Studied cartooning under Orr and DeBeck at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts in 1917-18, and while there located my future wife. Started animating Andy Gump in Chicago 1919. Fascinated by easy work and big money decided to stick. With Bray Studios, Out-of-the Inkwell, Eastman Educational Films, and now Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse and Silly Symphonies.” -published in the June 20, 1931 edition of The Motion Picture Daily

“I was born in the shadow of my father’s brick-yard at Plainfield, N. J. Visited Plainfield High School. Tried lumber-jacking in the North Woods. No soap! Studied cartooning under Orr and DeBeck at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts in 1917-18, and while there located my future wife. Started animating Andy Gump in Chicago 1919. Fascinated by easy work and big money decided to stick. With Bray Studios, Out-of-the Inkwell, Eastman Educational Films, and now Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse and Silly Symphonies.” -published in the June 20, 1931 edition of The Motion Picture Daily

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 76

Birthday 1900-01-23

Day of Death 1986-10-11

Place of Birth Plainfield, New Jersey, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Dave Hand

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2012 Donald Duck's Christmas Favourites Director
2006 Walt Disney Treasures: More Silly Symphonies Director
2003 Walt Disney's Fables - Vol.4 Director
2003 Walt Disney's Fables - Vol.2 Director
2003 Walt Disney's Fables - Vol.5 Director
2001 Walt Disney Treasures: Silly Symphonies Director
1980 Mickey Mouse Disco Director
1942 Bambi Director
1940 Fantasia Director
1938 The Whalers Director
1938 Moth and the Flame Director
1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Director
1937 Academy Award Review of Walt Disney Cartoons Director
1937 Little Hiawatha Director
1937 Magician Mickey Director
1936 More Kittens Director
1936 The Country Cousin Director
1936 Mickey's Elephant Director
1936 Three Blind Mouseketeers Director
1936 Alpine Climbers Director
1936 Thru the Mirror Director
1936 Three Little Wolves Director
1936 Mickey's Polo Team Director
1935 Three Orphan Kittens Director
1935 Pluto's Judgement Day Director
1935 Who Killed Cock Robin? Director
1935 Mickey's Kangaroo Director
1935 The Robber Kitten Director
1935 Mickey's Man Friday Director
1934 The Dognapper Director
1934 The Flying Mouse Director
1934 Mickey's Steam Roller Director
1933 Old King Cole Director
1933 The Mail Pilot Director
1933 Birds in the Spring Director
1933 The Mad Doctor Director
1933 Building a Building Director
1932 Trader Mickey Director
1926 The Tail of the Monkey Director

Visual Effects

1997 Animaland Animation Director
1932 Bugs in Love Animation
1932 The Whoopee Party Animation
1932 King Neptune Animation
1932 Just Dogs Animation
1932 Flowers and Trees Animation
1932 Mickey in Arabia Animation
1932 The Bears and Bees Animation
1932 The Duck Hunt Animation
1932 The Bird Store Animation
1931 The Ugly Duckling Animation
1931 Mickey's Orphans Animation
1931 The Fox Hunt Animation
1931 The Beach Party Animation
1931 Egyptian Melodies Animation
1931 The Cat's Out 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 Night Animation
1925 Just Spooks Animation
1919 Out of the Inkwell Animation

Production

1948 Beside the Seaside Producer
1948 Early One Morning Producer

Acting

1939 How Walt Disney Cartoons Are Made

Writing

1933 The Mad Doctor Writer

Camera

1933 The Mad Doctor Director of Photography

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