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Person - Hubley, John (1914–1977)

Hubley, John (1914–1977)




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Hubley, John (1914–1977)

Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Wisconsin (Estados Unidos)  1914-05-21 - 1977-02-21


He was an American animation director, art director, producer, and writer. Hubley moved to Los Angeles, California, when he was young in order to study painting at the Art Center School. Once he graduated in 1935, he gained a job as an artist at Disney Studios, where he worked on such classic films as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Dumbo, and Bambi. Years later he left the company because of the Disney animators' strike in 1941. After that he found work directing films for Screen Gems and the Army's First Motion Picture Unit. However, the UPA soon became known for their highly stylized designs and limited animation and was forced to leave the studios in 1952. As he looked for a new job, he founded Storyboard Studios the next year and worked on commercials. Nevertheless, as he did not get the credit he expected for his job he decided to move his studio to New York in 1955, where he switched production over to independent short films. He was four times nominated to the Academy Awards, and won three times all for Best Short Subject, Cartoons. And his film A Doonesbury Special (1977) won the award for Best Short Film at the 1978 Cannes Film Festival.


Film directors  Obs.:  También: director de animación


Lugar de Nacimiento:

Wisconsin (Estados Unidos) in 1914-05-21

Lugar de Defunci¿n:

New Haven (Connecticut, Estados Unidos) in 1977-02-21




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