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Wilfred Jackson is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Music, Animation and Sequence Supervisor American born on 24 january 1906 at Chicago (USA)

Wilfred Jackson

Wilfred Jackson
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Nationality USA
Birth 24 january 1906 at Chicago (USA)
Death 7 august 1988 (at 82 years) at Newport Beach (USA)

Wilfred Jackson (January 24, 1906 – August 7, 1988) was an American animator, arranger, composer and director best known for his work on the Mickey Mouse and Silly Symphonies series of cartoons and the two segments Night on Bald Mountain and Ave Maria of Fantasia from The Walt Disney Company.

Wilfred Jackson was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 24, 1906 and died in Balboa Island, Newport Beach, California on August 7, 1988 at age 82.

Biography

Wilfred Jackson rejoint les studios Disney en 1928 au moment de la production de Steamboat Willie (1928). Son arrivée récente le fait directement travailler sur les Mickey Mouse alors que des Oswald le lapin chanceux sont encore en production. Rapidement il devient réalisateur sur les courts métrages. Au cours de la production de Steamboat Willie, il serait l'inventeur de la méthode de synchronisation de l'animation avec le son.

Il est ensuite réalisateur de séquence sur plusieurs longs métrages de Fantasia à La Belle et le Clochard (1955). C'est durant la production de Mélodie du Sud (1946) qu'avec Ken Anderson, il développe les storyboard miniatures, réalisés en direct durant les sessions de conception qui servent par la suite au layout.

Au début des années 1950, il devient réalisateur-producteur sur l'émission Disneyland.

Il a pris sa retraite en 1961.

Best films

Alice in Wonderland (1951)
(Director)
Cinderella (1950)
(Director)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
(Director)
Lady and the Tramp (1955)
(Director)
Peter Pan (1953)
(Director)
Pinocchio (1940)
(Director)

Usually with

Walt Disney
Walt Disney
(63 films)
Les Clark
Les Clark
(32 films)
Ben Sharpsteen
Ben Sharpsteen
(20 films)
Ub Iwerks
Ub Iwerks
(6 films)
Bill Cottrell
Bill Cottrell
(18 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Wilfred Jackson (75 films)

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Actor

Steamboat Willie, 7minutes
Directed by Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about birds, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Musical films, Mise en scène d'une souris, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks, Les Clark, Wilfred Jackson
Rating76% 3.8443553.8443553.8443553.8443553.844355
Mickey Mouse pilots a river steamboat, suggesting that he himself is the captain. He cheerfully whistles "Steamboat Bill" and sounds the boat's three whistles. Soon the real captain appears (Pete) and angrily orders Mickey off the bridge. Mickey blows a raspberry at Pete, and then Pete attempts to kick him but Mickey rushes away in time and Pete kicks himself in the rear accidentally. Mickey rushes down the stairs, slips on a bar of soap on the boat's deck and lands in a bucket of water. A parrot makes fun of him, and Mickey throws the bucket over the bird.

Director

Lady and the Tramp, 1h15
Directed by Wilfred Jackson, Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske
Origin USA
Genres Romantic comedy, Musical, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about dogs, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Peggy Lee, Barbara Luddy, Bill Thompson, Larry Roberts, Lee Millar, Verna Felton
Rating72% 3.647493.647493.647493.647493.64749
On Christmas morning, 1909, in a quaint Midwestern town, Jim Dear gives his wife Darling an American cocker spaniel puppy which she names Lady. Lady enjoys a happy life with the couple and two local neighborhood dogs, Jock, a Scottish terrier, and Trusty, a bloodhound. Meanwhile, across town, a stray mutt named Tramp lives on his own, dining on scraps from Tony's restaurant and protecting his friends from the local dogcatcher. One day, Lady is saddened after her owners begin treating her rather coldly. Jock and Trusty visit her and determine that their change in behavior is due to Darling expecting a baby. While Jock and Trusty try to explain what a baby is, Tramp interrupts the conversation and offers his own thoughts on the matter, making Jock and Trusty take an immediate dislike to the stray and order him out of the yard. As Tramp leaves, he reminds Lady that "when the baby moves in, the dog moves out.
Peter Pan
Peter Pan (1953)
, 1h16
Directed by Wilfred Jackson, Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Jack Kinney
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Théâtre, Transport films, Pirate films, Mermaids in film, Les fées, Musical films, Films about disabilities, Films based on plays, Children's films
Actors Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Margaret Kerry, Hans Conried, Bill Thompson, Paul Collins
Rating72% 3.648663.648663.648663.648663.64866
Set in London, circa 1900, George and Mary Darling's preparations to attend a party are disrupted by the antics of their boys, John and Michael, acting out a story about Peter Pan and the pirates, told to them by their older sister, Wendy. Their father, who is fed up with the stories that have made his children less practical, angrily declares that Wendy has gotten too old to continue staying in the nursery with them, and it's time for her to grow up and have a room of her own. That night, they are visited in the nursery by Peter Pan himself, who teaches them to fly with the help of his pixie friend, Tinker Bell, and takes them with him to the island of Never Land.
The Little House, 7minutes
Directed by Wilfred Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Sterling Holloway
Rating76% 3.80083.80083.80083.80083.8008
Une petite maison a été construite un peu isolée sur une colline à la campagne. Mais l'urbanisation la rattrape... Par chance une famille décide de la démonter et la rebâtir à la campagne.
Alice in Wonderland, 1h15
Directed by Wilfred Jackson, Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Musical films, Films based on Alice in Wonderland, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn, Sterling Holloway, Jerry Colonna, Verna Felton
Rating73% 3.6958953.6958953.6958953.6958953.695895
On a golden spring day at the bank of a tranquil river, a young 12-year-old girl named Alice grows bored listening to her older 19-year-old sister read aloud from a history book of William I of England. When her sister chastises Alice's daydreaming, Alice tells her kitten Dinah that she can live in a nonsensical magical land called Wonderland. While daydreaming, Alice spots a waistcoat-wearing White Rabbit passing by, exclaiming that he is "late for an important date". Alice gives chase and follows him into a rabbit hole, and falls into a large furnished hole. Her dress catches her fall like a parachute and she floats gently down. She sees the White Rabbit disappear into a tiny door and tries to follow, but the door's talking knob advises her to alter her size using a mysterious bottle marked "Drink Me." The contents shrink her to a fraction of her normal size, but the door is locked and the key is out of reach. She then takes a bite of a cookie that says “Eat Me” and grows large enough to fill the entire room. She begins to weep large tears that flood the room. The doorknob then tells Alice to drink from the bottle again, which causes her to shrink once more. Alice falls into the bottle and passes through the door's keyhole and into Wonderland. She meets several strange characters including the Dodo and Tweedledee and Tweedledum who recount the tale of "The Walrus and the Carpenter".
Cinderella
Cinderella (1950)
, 1h14
Directed by Wilfred Jackson, Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske
Origin USA
Genres Musical theatre, Fantasy, Musical, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Films about the labor movement, Les fées, Musical films, Political films, Children's films, Films about royalty
Actors Ilene Megan Woods, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton, Rhoda Williams, Jimmy MacDonald, Luis van Rooten
Rating72% 3.6445953.6445953.6445953.6445953.644595
Cinderella is the beloved child of a widowed aristocrat. Anxious for his daughter to have a mother's love, he remarries to Lady Tremaine, with two daughters: Drizella and Anastasia. After her father dies unexpectedly, Lady Tremaine is revealed to be a cruel and selfish woman, and Cinderella is abused and mistreated by her stepfamily, who take over the estate and ultimately reduce her to being a scullery maid in her own home. Despite this, Cinderella grows into a kind and gentle young woman, befriending the animals in the barn and the mice and birds who live around the chateau.
Melody Time, 1h15
Directed by Wilfred Jackson, Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Jack Kinney
Origin USA
Genres Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about music and musicians, Films about birds, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Roy Rogers, Dennis Day, Frances Langford, Bob Nolan, Pinto Colvig, Bobby Driscoll
Rating64% 3.2475053.2475053.2475053.2475053.247505
Mélodie Cocktail a pour maître de cérémonie un masque ayant la voix de Buddy Clark. Chacune des séquences, dont le titre s'anime grâce à un pinceau sur une partition de musique, est chantée par un artiste des années 1940-50.
Johnny Appleseed, 19minutes
Directed by Wilfred Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Biography, Animation
Themes Films about religion, Films about angels, Children's films
Actors Dennis Day, Dal McKennon
Rating72% 3.63193.63193.63193.63193.6319
In 1806, Pittsburgh farmer Johnny Appleseed watches as pioneers depart out west and wishes he could follow. Johnny is inspired by an angel to abandon his farm, go west, and plant apple seeds everywhere he goes. The angel tells Johnny that he has all that he needs to go out West: a bag of seeds to plant, a Bible, and a pot that he can use for a hat. In his travels, Johnny befriends a skunk, and thereafter, all animals instinctively trust him. In the end, after walking hundreds of miles and planting apple trees all along the way, Johnny finally rests for the last time under a tree; his angel appears before him, and tells Johnny that it's time to go. Johnny gets up, scared at first upon realizing he's dead, but refuses to go to his final resting place, believing that his work is not done yet. However, the angel tells him that, where they're headed, they're low on apple trees, so Johnny picks up his seed bag and happily agrees to go with him.
Song of the South, 1h34
Directed by Wilfred Jackson, Harve Foster
Origin USA
Genres Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about music and musicians, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors James Baskett, Bobby Driscoll, Luana Patten, Ruth Warrick, Lucile Watson, Hattie McDaniel
Rating72% 3.645073.645073.645073.645073.64507
Seven-year-old Johnny is excited about what he believes to be a vacation at his grandmother's Georgia plantation with his parents, John Sr. and Sally. When they arrive at the plantation, he discovers that his parents will be living apart for a while, and he is to live in the country with his mother and grandmother while his father returns to Atlanta to continue his controversial editorship in the city's newspaper. Johnny, distraught because his father has never left him or his mother before, leaves that night under cover of darkness and sets off for Atlanta with only a bindle. As Johnny sneaks away from the plantation, he is attracted by the voice of Uncle Remus telling tales "in his old-timey way" of a character named Br'er Rabbit. Curious, Johnny hides behind a nearby tree to spy on the group of people sitting around the fire. By this time, word has gotten out that Johnny is gone and some plantation residents, who are sent out to find him, ask if Uncle Remus has seen the boy. Uncle Remus replies that he's with him. Shortly afterwards, he catches up with Johnny, who sits crying on a nearby log. He befriends the young boy and offers him some food for the journey, taking him back to his cabin.
Saludos Amigos, 42minutes
Directed by Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts
Origin USA
Genres Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about films, Transport films, Aviation films, Films about dogs, Films about birds, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Norman Ferguson, Frank Graham, Clarence Nash, Franklin Thomas
Rating61% 3.0956053.0956053.0956053.0956053.095605
Ce long métrage raconte le voyage d’agrément, en Amérique du Sud, d'un groupe d’artistes des studios Disney, dont Walt Disney lui-même. Le film comprend quatre courts métrages reliés par des documentaires en prises de vues réelles.
The New Spirit, 7minutes
Directed by Wilfred Jackson, Ben Sharpsteen
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Politique, Documentary films about war, Documentary films about historical events, Films about birds, Political films, Documentary films about World War II, Mise en scène d'un canard, Children's films
Actors Cliff Edwards, Clarence Nash
Rating60% 3.006583.006583.006583.006583.00658
The film begins with Donald Duck, flush with the contemporary patriotic spirit present with the United States' full entry into World War II, dancing to a patriotic song. A radio announcer tells about the new patriotic spirit and asks Donald if he is willing to do his part. Donald fervently asserts his loyalty and begs to know how best to show it. His enthusiasm fades when the radio announcer advises he pay his income tax promptly. However, the announcer changes Donald's mind by stressing the country's need for resources to aid the war effort.
Dumbo
Dumbo (1941)
, 1h4
Directed by Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, Ben Sharpsteen, Samuel Armstrong, Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts
Origin USA
Genres Musical theatre, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Circus films, Transport films, Rail transport films, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'un éléphant, Musical films, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Edward Brophy, Herman Bing, Margaret Wright, Sterling Holloway, John McLeish, Cliff Edwards
Rating72% 3.645283.645283.645283.645283.64528
A flock of storks deliver babies while circus animals are being transported by train from their winter quarters. Mrs. Jumbo, one of the elephants, receives her baby who is soon taunted by the other (female) elephants because of his large ears, and they nickname him "Dumbo".
Golden Eggs, 8minutes
Directed by Wilfred Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about birds, Mise en scène d'un canard, Children's films
Actors Clarence Nash, Florence Gill
Rating68% 3.4120753.4120753.4120753.4120753.412075
Étant donné la hausse du prix des œufs, Donald essaie d'en récolter un maximum mais le coq qui règne sur la basse-cour n'est pas du même avis...
Fantasia
Fantasia (1940)
, 2h5
Directed by Paul Satterfield, Norman Ferguson, Thornton Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Dave Hand, Ben Sharpsteen, James Algar, Ford Beebe, Hamilton Luske, Samuel Armstrong, Bill Roberts
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dance films, Dinosaur films, Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, La préhistoire, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Films about classical music and musicians, Musical films, Mise en scène d'une souris, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Walt Disney, Jimmy MacDonald, Paul J. Smith, Corey Burton, Jean Piat, François Périer
Rating77% 3.89543.89543.89543.89543.8954
Le film est composé de sept séquences illustrant huit morceaux de musique classique, réorchestrés et dirigés par le chef d'orchestre Leopold Stokowski à la tête de l'Orchestre de Philadelphie. La dernière séquence illustre deux morceaux et un intermède sépare la séquence 4 et 5. Chaque séquence est précédée d'une courte introduction où l'orchestre est en ombre chinoise.
Pinocchio
Pinocchio (1940)
, 1h28
Directed by Norman Ferguson, Thornton Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Ben Sharpsteen, Hamilton Luske, Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Jeu, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Cétacé, Adaptations de Pinocchio, Musical films, Films about toys, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un cétacé
Actors Cliff Edwards, Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Mel Blanc, Walter Catlett, Charles Judels
Rating74% 3.7437253.7437253.7437253.7437253.743725
After singing the film's signature song "When You Wish Upon a Star", Jiminy Cricket explains that he is going to tell a story of a wish coming true. His story begins in the Tuscany workshop of a woodworker named Geppetto. Jiminy watches as Geppetto finishes work on a wooden marionette whom he names Pinocchio (a name his cat Figaro and fish Cleo both dislike). Before falling asleep, Geppetto makes a wish on a star that Pinocchio would be a real boy. During the night, a Blue Fairy visits the workshop and brings Pinocchio to life, although he still remains a puppet. She informs him that if he proves himself brave, truthful, and unselfish he will become a real boy and assigns Jiminy to be his conscience.