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Wolfgang Reitherman

 (1909 - 1985)
Wolfgang (Woolie) Reitherman was active/lived in California.  Wolfgang Reitherman is known for Disney animation, painting.

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Wolfgang Reitherman (June 26, 1909 - May 22, 1985), also known and sometimes credited as Woolie Reitherman, was a famed Disney animator and one of Disney's 'Nine Old Men'.

Born in Munich, Germany, Reitherman's family moved to America when he was a child. After attending Pasadena Junior College and briefly working as a draftsman for Douglas Aircraft, Reitherman returned to school at the Chouinard Art Institute, graduating in 1933.

Reitherman began working for Disney in 1934, along with future Disney legends Ward Kimball and Milt Kahl. The three worked together on a number of classic Disney shorts, including The Band Concert, Music Land, and Elmer Elephant. In 1937, Reitherman worked on the first Disney feature-len   ...  Displaying 750 of 3695 characters.

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