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James Algar is a Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Animation American born on 11 june 1912 at Modesto (USA)

James Algar

James Algar
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Nationality USA
Birth 11 june 1912 at Modesto (USA)
Death 26 february 1998 (at 85 years) at Carmel-by-the-Sea (USA)

James Algar (June 11, 1912 – February 26, 1998) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He worked for the Walt Disney Productions for 43 years and received the Disney Legends award in 1998. He was born in Modesto, California and died in Carmel, California.

Biography

James Algar commence sa carrière aux Studios Disney en 1934 comme animateur sur Blanche-Neige et les Sept Nains (1937). Il devient directeur d'animation sur la séquence de l'Apprenti Sorcier de Fantasia (1940), poste qu'il occupera sur certaines scènes de Bambi (1942) puis Le Crapaud et le Maître d'école (1949).

Il réalisa ensuite plusieurs films de la série des True-Life Adventures et travailla ensuite sur le système Circle-Vision 360°. Il réalisa plusieurs films sous ce format.

Best films

Bambi (1942)
(Director)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
(Animation)
Fantasia 2000 (2000)
(Director)
Fantasia (1940)
(Director)
The Living Desert (1953)
(Director)

Usually with

Winston Hibler
Winston Hibler
(18 films)
Ted Sears
Ted Sears
(11 films)
Walt Disney
Walt Disney
(12 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of James Algar (32 films)

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Director

Fantasia 2000, 1h15
Directed by Eric Goldberg, James Algar, Don Hahn, Pixote Hunt, Hendel Butoy, Gaëtan et Paul Brizzi
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Transport films, Cétacé, Films about birds, Films about classical music and musicians, Musical films, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism, Mise en scène d'un canard, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un cétacé, Disaster films
Actors James Levine, Steve Martin, Quincy Jones, Bette Midler, Penn Jillette, James Earl Jones
Rating71% 3.598793.598793.598793.598793.59879
Cinquante-huit ans après Fantasia, ce film est composé de huit séquences illustrant huit morceaux de musique classique, interprétés pour la plupart par l'Orchestre symphonique de Chicago sous la direction de James Levine. Chaque séquence est précédée d'une courte présentation par des artistes ayant travaillé pour les studios Disney.
The Best of Walt Disney's True-Life Adventures, 1h29
Directed by James Algar
Origin USA
Themes Films about animals, Documentary films about nature, Children's films
Actors Winston Hibler
Rating69% 3.4732653.4732653.4732653.4732653.473265
The film opens with a salute to Walt Disney, a pioneer of nature films and animal lover, then followed by a compilation of excerpted segments from the True-Life Adventures film series showcasing animals of all kinds depicted in dramatic, fascinating moments of habitats from the American prairie to the North American desert, to Africa, the Amazon jungle and to the Arctic.
The Legend of Lobo, 1h7
Directed by Jack Couffer, James Algar
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Environmental films, Documentaire animalier, Documentary films about environmental issues, Wolves in film, Documentary films about nature, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Rex Allen, Walter Pidgeon, Émile Genest
Rating69% 3.489153.489153.489153.489153.48915
The film begins when Lobo is a 6-week old pup, identical to his brothers and sisters. While his father, El Feroz is out hunting for meat to feed the family, Lobo follows his nose to his first adventure, and takes a tumble down the cliff his family dens in. As soon as he manages to climb back up, a cougar appears on the scene. Things look grim for the wolves, until "a wild card" shows up; cattlemen riding by below the wolves' den spot the cougar, and shoot it as it prepares to pounce on the wolves. The narrator makes it clear that the cattlemen do not favor the wolves: Lobo is only spared because he's out of sight. When Lobo's father returns to the den soon after the incident, he smells both the cougar and the cattlemen, and decides to pick up and move house to avoid them.
Jungle Cat
Jungle Cat (1959)
, 1h10
Directed by James Algar
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Environmental films, Documentary films about environmental issues, Documentary films about nature, Children's films
Actors Winston Hibler
Rating75% 3.757473.757473.757473.757473.75747
Le film débute par une présentation en animation des félins dont le chat domestique avant de se recentrer sur le jaguar, le plus grand des félins chasseurs.
Jungle Cat
Jungle Cat (1959)
, 1h9
Directed by James Algar
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about animals, Children's films
Actors Winston Hibler
Rating75% 3.757473.757473.757473.757473.75747
An amazing adventure to Brazil to discover the supreme ruler of the Amazon jungle: the jaguar. The film offers an intimate glimpse into the lives of a jaguar family in life-and-death struggles with crocodiles, wild pigs and a strange seven-foot-long burping fish called a pirarucu.
Secrets of Life, 1h15
Directed by James Algar
Origin USA
Themes Environmental films, Documentary films about environmental issues, Documentary films about nature, Children's films
Actors Winston Hibler
Rating76% 3.8309253.8309253.8309253.8309253.830925
The fourth in Walt Disney's True-Life Adventure series, the 1956 film Secrets of Life features previously rarely-seen film footage of nature's "behind-the-scenes" goings-on that play a huge role in making the planet what it is. From bees to ants and the flora and fauna surrounding us, Secrets of Life reveal a sometimes startling glimpse into nature's wonders that we often take for granted. Accompanied by remarkably appropriate musical selections, viewers find themselves mesmerized by the metamorphosis of air-borne seeds into glorious plants and flowers with the help of time-lapse photography.
The Vanishing Prairie, 1h11
Directed by James Algar
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Environmental films, Documentary films about environmental issues, Documentary films about nature, Children's films
Actors Winston Hibler
Rating76% 3.8214853.8214853.8214853.8214853.821485
Le film présente la vie durant la journée sur une année d'antilocapres, de chiens de prairie, de mouflons d'Amérique, de couguars, de bisons et des nombreux autres animaux des prairies du Midwest.
The Living Desert, 1h9
Directed by James Algar
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Environmental films, Documentary films about environmental issues, Documentary films about nature, Children's films, Le désert
Rating75% 3.7911153.7911153.7911153.7911153.791115
La survie dans les zones désertiques exige un haut degré d'adaptation des animaux et des plantes. Pendant la journée, la chaleur est insupportable tandis que la nuit frigorifie tout. Après plusieurs semaines de sécheresse suivies de pluies tropicales, les masses d'eau du désert offrent quelques heures de répit à la vie.