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Thursday, December 15, 2005

KINNEY, Jack

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Birth/Death


Birth: March 29,1909, Utah
Death: February 9,1992, Glendale, California

Occupation/Title

animator, director, and producer of animated shorts

Bio Summary

Began as an animator for Disney in 1931. Later he became a sequence director for some of the animated features, and the animated shorts. He also directed a couple of the animated movies as well. Later in the 1950's he began supervising new animation to tie in with the old shorts for Disney for television. In 1959, Kinney left Disney and opened his own studio with his brother Dick and produced Saturday mourning cartoons.

Early Life/Family

Brother Dick Kinney wrote Disney cartoons, many of them where directed by Jack. 
He had a wife Jane, and three children , from a former marriage.

Education/Training

Career Outline

Began work at Walt Disney Studios in 1931. 
In 1959 left Disney and started his own studio called Jack Kinney Productions. 
In 1988 wrote Walt Disney and Assorted Other Characters An Unauthorized Account of the early years at Disney’s which includes 125 illustrations he did.

Comments On Style

Influences

Personality

Anecdotes

Miscellaneous

Originated the popular "How to..." series with Goofy.
Was a produced for How to Play Football which was nominated for an Oscar in 1944.
Oversaw production of more than 100 Popye cartoons.

Filmography

Bone Trouble (1940)
Goofy's Glider (1940)
Baggage Buster (1941) (uncredited)
The Art of Skiing (1941)
The Art of Self Defense (1941)
Der Fuehrer's Face (1942)
How to Play Baseball (1942)
The Olympic Champ (1942)
How to Swim (1942)
How to Fish (1942)
El Gaucho Goofy (1943)
Victory Through Air Power (1943) (animated sequences)
Victory Vehicles (1943)
Figaro and Cleo (1943) (uncredited)
How to Be a Sailor (1944)
How to Play Golf (1944)
How to Play Football (1944)
The Flying Gauchito (1945)
Tiger Trouble (1945)
African Diary (1945)
Californy er Bust (1945)
Duck Pimples (1945)
Hockey Homicide (1945)
Make Mine Music (1946)
Johnnie Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet (1946)
The Martins and the Coys (1946)
Casey at the Bat (1946) 
... aka A Musical Recitation by Jerry Colonna Entitled 'Casey at the Bat' (USA: complete title)
Bongo (1947)
Fun & Fancy Free (1947)
Melody Time (1948) (cartoon director)
Tennis Racquet (1949)
The Wind in the Willows (1949)
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) 
... aka Ichabod and Mr. Toad (USA: promotional title) 
... aka The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (USA: TV title)
How to Ride a Horse (1950)
The Brave Engineer (1950)
Motor Mania (1950)
Hold That Pose (1950)
Lion Down (1951)
Cold Storage (1951)
Home Made Home (1951)
Hello Aloha (1951)
Cold War (1951)
Tomorrow We Diet! (1951)
Get Rich Quick (1951)
Fathers Are People (1951)
No Smoking (1951)
Father's Lion (1952)
Man's Best Friend (1952)
Two Gun Goofy (1952)
Teachers Are People (1952)
Two Weeks Vacation (1952)
How to Be a Detective (1952)
Father's Day Off (1953)
For Whom the Bulls Toil (1953)
Father's Week-end (1953)
How to Dance (1953)
Football Now and Then (1953)
How to Sleep (1953)
Donald's Diary (1954)
The Lone Chipmunks (1954)
Two for the Record (1954)
Pigs Is Pigs (1954)
Casey Bats Again (1954)
Social Lion (1954)
Contrast in Rhythm (1955)
Chips Ahoy (1956)
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1958)
1001 Arabian Nights (1959)
"Popeye the Sailor" (71 episodes, 1960)
    - After the Ball Went Over (1960) TV episode 
    - Ballet de Spinach (1960) TV episode 
    - Barbecue for Two (1960) TV episode 
    - Battery Up (1960) TV episode 
    - Bird Watcher Popeye (1960) TV episode 
      (66 more)
"Krazy Kat" (1 episode, 1963)
    - Housewarming (1963) TV episode
"Snuffy Smith and Barney Google" (1 episode, 1963)
    - Snuffy's Turf Luck (1963) TV episode
"Disneyland" (12 episodes, 1955-1979)
... aka "Disney's Wonderful World" (USA: new title) 
... aka "The Disney Sunday Movie" (USA: new title) 
... aka "The Magical World of Disney" (USA: new title) 
... aka "The Wonderful World of Disney" (USA: new title) 
... aka "Walt Disney Presents" (USA: new title) 
... aka "Walt Disney" (USA: new title) 
... aka "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" (USA: new title) 
    - Baseball Fever (1979) TV episode 
    - In Shape with Von Drake (1964) TV episode (segment director) 
    - A Square Peg in a Round Hole (1963) TV episode (segment director) 
    - Man Is His Own Worst Enemy (1962) TV episode 
    - Inside Donald Duck (1961) TV episode (segment director) 
      (7 more)
Mickey Mouse Disco (1980)
The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue (1985) (V) (archive footage)

Producer:
"Popeye the Sailor" (producer) (71 episodes, 1960)
    - After the Ball Went Over (1960) TV episode (producer) 
    - Ballet de Spinach (1960) TV episode (producer) 
    - Barbecue for Two (1960) TV episode (producer) 
    - Battery Up (1960) TV episode (producer) 
    - Bird Watcher Popeye (1960) TV episode (producer) 
      (66 more)

Writer:

Canvas Back Duck (1953) (story)
How to Have an Accident in the Home (1956) (story)
"Disneyland" (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
... aka "Disney's Wonderful World" (USA: new title) 
... aka "The Disney Sunday Movie" (USA: new title) 
... aka "The Magical World of Disney" (USA: new title) 
... aka "The Wonderful World of Disney" (USA: new title) 
... aka "Walt Disney Presents" (USA: new title) 
... aka "Walt Disney" (USA: new title) 
... aka "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" (USA: new title) 
    - Pluto's Day (1956) TV episode (writer) 
    - The Goofy Sports Story (1956) TV episode (writer) 
    - The Goofy Success Story (1955) TV episode (writer)
How to Have an Accident at Work (1959) (story)
"Popeye the Sailor" (8 episodes, 1960)
    - Battery Up (1960) TV episode (story) 
    - Coffee House (1960) TV episode (story) 
    - Deserted Desert (1960) TV episode (story) 
    - Mississippi Sissy (1960) TV episode (story) 
    - Popeye and Buddy Brutus (1960) TV episode (story) 
      (3 more)
"The New 3 Stooges" (1965) TV series (unknown episodes)
"The Flintstone Comedy Show" (1 episode, 1980)
... aka "Bedrock Cops" (USA: segment title) 
... aka "Captain Caveman" (USA: segment title) 
... aka "Dino and Cavemouse" (USA: segment title) 
... aka "Flinstones Funnies" (USA: rerun title) 
... aka "Flintstone Frolics" (Europe: English title) 
... aka "Pebbles, Dino and Bamm Bamm" (USA: segment title) 
... aka "The Flintstone Family Adventures" (USA: segment title) 
... aka "The Frankenstones" (USA: segment title) 
    - RV Fever/Birthday Boy/Clownfoot/Fred Goes Ape/Flying Mouse/Ghost-sitters (1980) TV episode (story)


Actor:

The Vigilantes Are Coming (1936) (uncredited) .... Burr Henchman/Vigilante
The Lone Rider and the Bandit (1942) (uncredited) .... Townsman
Billy the Kid Trapped (1942) (uncredited) .... Barfly
Prairie Pals (1942) (uncredited) .... Barfly 
... aka Frontier Marshal in Prairie Pals
The Desperadoes (1943) (uncredited) .... Townsman
Bordertown Gun Fighters (1943) (uncredited) .... Train Conductor
Klondike Kate (1943) (uncredited) .... Miner
Gun to Gun (1944) .... Henchman
Sundown Valley (1944) (uncredited) .... Gambler
Oath of Vengeance (1944) (uncredited) .... Homesteader
The Topeka Terror (1945) (uncredited) .... Townsman
Badman's Country (1958) 


Miscellaneous Crew:

Pinocchio (1940) (sequence director)
The Reluctant Dragon (1941) (director: cartoon sequences) (uncredited) 
... aka A Day at Disneys (USA: TV title) 
... aka Behind the Scenes at Walt Disney Studio
Dumbo (1941) (sequence director) 
... aka Walt Disney's Dumbo (USA: poster title)
Saludos Amigos (1942) (sequence director) 
... aka Hello Friends (USA: literal English title)
The Three Caballeros (1944) (sequence director)
"Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo" (1979) TV series (story director) (unknown episodes)
The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue (1985) (V) (director: archive footage) 


Animation Department:

The Band Concert (1935) (animator)
Moose Hunters (1937) (animator)
Bambi (1942) (animator: opening sequence) (uncredited) 
... aka Walt Disney's Bambi (USA: poster title)
Song of Norway (1970) (animator) 


Honors

Oscar: Der Fuehrer's Face (Given to Walt Disney) 1943
Annie Award: Winsor McCay Award 1984
Motion Picture Cartoonists Awards: Golden Award 1984


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