James Algar

Active - 1940 - 1999  |   Born - Jun 11, 1912   |   Genres - Nature, Children's/Family, Fantasy

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An animator with the Walt Disney studios in the mid 1930s, Algar directed sequences from several Disney features of the early '40s, most notably the "Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment of Fantasia. In the '50s he began directing features in Disney's "True-Life Adventure" series, including The Living Desert and The Vanishing Prairie, and in the 1960s he produced or co-produced several Disney films, among them The Incredible Journey and The Gnome-Mobile. He also helmed many episodes of the television series "The Wonderful World Of Disney."

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