Person - Algar, James (1912-1998)

Algar, James (1912-1998)




Preferred form:

Algar, James (1912-1998)

Fechas de existencia:

California (Estados Unidos)  1912-06-11 - California (Estados Unidos)  1998-02-26


James Algar was an American film director, producer and scriptwriter.

He studied in the University of Stanford, where he developed his skills as draftsman for the college's satirical magazine, "The Chaparral". He began working in 1943 as animator for the Disney company. He directed the classic "The sorcerer's apprentice" of "Fantasia" (1940) and several sequences of "Bambi" (1942). Little by little, he was delegated to higher executives functions and, during the fifties, he worked as boss writer/director of several Oscar winner documentaries like "The living desert" (1953), "La pradera" (1954) and "Jungle cat" (1959). In 1998, he was deisgnated Diseny Legend and was also awarded with the Look Magazine Movie prize for his excepcional production success.


Lugar de Nacimiento:

California (Estados Unidos) in 1912-06-11

Lugar de Defunción:

California (Estados Unidos) in 1998-02-26

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The Walt Disney Company (Estados Unidos)  ( Es empleado en/trabaja en )

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Biblioteca Nacional de España


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