Biography

While as an artist-illustrator living in The Bronx, New York, Huemer first began his career in animation at the Raoul Barré cartoon studio in 1916. He joined the Fleischer Studio in 1923 where he developed the Koko the Clown character. Later he moved to Hollywood and worked as an animator and director for the Charles Mintz studio. He subsequently moved to the Disney Studio, where he remained for the duration of his career, except for a 3-year hiatus from 1948-51 when he pioneered animated TV commercials and created the The Adventures of Buck O'Rue comic strip.[1] Some of Huemer's most creative work was done in partnership with Joe Grant; examples include Fantasia (story director), Dumbo (screenplay), and several propaganda films to advance the U.S. war effort during World War II. Atypically, Huemer and Grant submitted Dumbo to Walt Disney not as a completed storyboard, but as a series of storyboard "chapters," each ending in a cliffhanger. This was intended to pique Disney's enthusiasm for the project, and it worked. Dick was at the Disney organization from April 16, 1933 to February 28, 1973.

While as an artist-illustrator living in The Bronx, New York, Huemer first began his career in animation at the Raoul Barré cartoon studio in 1916. He joined the Fleischer Studio in 1923 where he developed the Koko the Clown character. Later he moved to Hollywood and worked as an animator and director for the Charles Mintz studio. He subsequently moved to the Disney Studio, where he remained for the duration of his career, except for a 3-year hiatus from 1948-51 when he pioneered animated TV commercials and created the The Adventures of Buck O'Rue comic strip.[1] Some of Huemer's most creative work was done in partnership with Joe Grant; examples include Fantasia (story director), Dumbo (screenplay), and several propaganda films to advance the U.S. war effort during World War II. Atypically, Huemer and Grant submitted Dumbo to Walt Disney not as a completed storyboard, but as a series of storyboard "chapters," each ending in a cliffhanger. This was intended to pique Disney's enthusiasm for the project, and it worked. Dick was at the Disney organization from April 16, 1933 to February 28, 1973.

Personal Info

Known For Visual Effects

Gender -

Known Credits 65

Birthday 1898-01-02

Day of Death 1979-11-30

Place of Birth New York City - New York - USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Dick Heumer

Visual Effects TV ShowsMovies

2006 Walt Disney Treasures: More Silly Symphonies Animation
1938 Wynken, Blynken and Nod Animation
1937 Lonesome Ghosts Animation
1937 Little Hiawatha Animation
1937 Don Donald Animation
1936 Mickey's Elephant Animation
1936 Toby Tortoise Returns Animation
1936 Alpine Climbers Animation
1936 Mickey's Rival Animation
1936 Mickey's Polo Team Animation
1935 Broken Toys Animation
1935 Music Land Animation
1935 Mickey's Garden Animation
1935 Water Babies Animation
1935 The Band Concert Animation
1935 The Tortoise and the Hare Animation
1934 The Goddess of Spring Animation
1934 Peculiar Penguins Animation
1934 The Wise Little Hen Animation
1934 The Grasshopper and the Ants 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

Directing

2003 Everybody Loves Goofy Director
2002 Walt Disney Treasures - The Complete Goofy Director
1939 Goofy and Wilbur Director
1938 The Whalers Director
1938 Moth and the Flame Assistant Director
1933 Sandman Tails Director
1933 The World's Affair Director
1933 Technocracket Director
1933 The Match Kid Director
1933 Beer Parade Director
1932 The Bad Genius Director
1932 Flop House Director
1932 Black Sheep Director
1932 Camping Out Director
1932 Battle of the Barn Director
1932 The Pet Shop Director
1932 Minding The Baby Director
1931 Showing Off Director
1931 The Dog Snatcher Director
1931 Sunday Clothes Director
1931 The Little Pest Director
1931 Yelp Wanted Director
1931 Halloween Director
1931 Toby the Milkman Director
1931 Circus Time Director
1930 Toby the Showman Director
1930 The Museum Director

Writing

2004 Walt Disney's Fables - Vol.6 Writer
1957 The Story of Anyburg U.S.A. Story
1953 Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom Story
1953 Melody Story
1951 Alice in Wonderland Story
1946 Peter and the Wolf Writer
1946 Make Mine Music Story
1943 Reason and Emotion Writer
1943 Der Fuehrer's Face Writer
1942 Pedro Writer
1942 The New Spirit Story
1941 Dumbo Screenplay
1940 Fantasia Story
1932 The Pet Shop Writer
1931 The Dog Snatcher Writer
1931 The Little Pest Story
1931 Circus Time Writer

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