Animator/director Jack Kinney spent the bulk of his long career working for Walt Disney beginning in 1931. Kinney started out as an animator but became a director of cartoon shorts in the 1940s. He also worked on many of Disney's animated features including Pinocchio (1940), Dumbo (1941) and The Three Caballeros (1945). In the mid '50s, Kinney began helping to supervise new animation to tie some of the old shorts together for Disney's television efforts. From there, he became a producer of Saturday morning cartoons along with his brother Dick Kinney.