My top 10 favorite Disney animators

by comic_guy87 | created - 09 Jul 2012 | updated - 09 Jul 2012 | Public

1. Wolfgang Reitherman

Director | The AristoCats

Wolfgang Reitherman was a German-born American animator who was one of Disney's Nine Old Men.

He began working for Disney in 1933, along with future Disney legends Ward Kimball and Milt Kahl. The three worked together on a number of classic Disney shorts.

Reitherman directed several Disney animated ...

2. Art Babbitt

Animation_department | Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Art Babbitt was born on October 8, 1907 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA as Arthur Harold Babitsky. He is known for his work on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Dumbo (1941) and Pinocchio (1940). He was married to Barbara Perry, Dinah Gottliebova, Marge Champion and Rose Cohn. He died on March 4, ...

3. Glen Keane

Animation_department | Beauty and the Beast

Glen Keane was born on April 13, 1954 in Abington, Pennsylvania, USA. He is known for his work on Beauty and the Beast (1991), Tangled (2010) and Tarzan (1999). He has been married to Linda Hesselroth since August 3, 1975. They have two children.

4. Andreas Deja

Animation_department | The Princess and the Frog

Andreas Deja was born on April 1, 1957 in Gdansk, Pomorskie, Poland. He is known for his work on The Princess and the Frog (2009), Hercules (1997) and Aladdin (1992).

5. Fred Moore

Animation_department | Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Fred Moore was born on September 7, 1911 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Robert Fred Moore. He is known for his work on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Cinderella (1950) and Dumbo (1941). He died on November 25, 1952 in Burbank, California.

7. Mark Henn

Animation_department | The Lion King

Mark Henn was born on April 6, 1958 in Dayton, Ohio, USA as Mark A. Henn. He is known for his work on The Lion King (1994), Mulan (1998) and Big Hero 6 (2014). He has been married to Debra Lou Hall since August 1, 1981.

8. Frank Thomas

Actor | The Iron Giant

Frank Thomas was born on September 5, 1912 in Santa Monica, California, USA. He is known for his work on The Iron Giant (1999), The Incredibles (2004) and Robin Hood (1973). He was married to Jeanette A. Thomas. He died on September 8, 2004 in La Cañada Flintridge, California.

9. Marc Davis

Animation_department | Cinderella

Marc Davis was born on March 30, 1913 in Bakersfield, California, USA as Marc Fraser Davis. He is known for his work on Cinderella (1950), Sleeping Beauty (1959) and Peter Pan (1953). He was married to Alice Davis and Marion Davis. He died on January 12, 2000 in Glendale, California.

10. Milt Kahl

Animation_department | Mary Poppins

Milt Kahl was born on March 22, 1909 in San Francisco, California, USA as Milton Erwin Kahl. He is known for his work on Mary Poppins (1964), Lady and the Tramp (1955) and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). He was married to Julia Jeneal Schmidt, Phyllis Bounds Detiege and Laura Marie ...