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Hamilton Luton Luske was an American animator and film director, who directed many Disney films and shorts from 1936 until his death in 1968, such as Pinocchio, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, and One Hundred and One Dalmatians.

He was born in Chicago, Illinois; Luske graduated from the University of California- Berkley where he majored in business and began working life as a newspaper cartoonist in Oakland. In 1931, he joined the Disney Studio, where he initially drew Mickey Mouse black & white shorts before moving on as full animator to the Silly Symphony, series which was done in color. He was soon trusted enough by Walt Disney to be made supervising animator of Snow White in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Over the years, he and his family contributed to Disney films. Luske used his one-year-old son, Jim as the live action actor for Baby Weems in the film The Reluctant Dragon. His daughter Peggy's Cocker Spaniel, Blondie was used as the model for Lady in Lady and The Tramp. His son Tom was the voice and model for Michael Darling in Peter Pan. Hamilton's wife, Marcel, modeled for the character Persephone in the Silly Symphony, Goddess of the Spring.

In 1965, he won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects for directing the animated sequence in Mary Poppins. He was posthumously named a Disney Legend in 1999.

Filmography[]

Year Film Position
1932 Flowers and Trees Animator (uncredited)
1932 King Neptune Animator (uncredited)
1932 Babes in the Woods Animator (uncredited)
1932 Santa's Workshop animator (uncredited)
1933 The Mad Doctor Animator (uncredited)
1933 Birds in the Spring Animator (uncredited)
1933 Mickey's Mellerdrammer Animator (uncredited)
1933 Ye Olden Days Animator (uncredited)
1933 Father Noah's Ark Animator (uncredited)
1933 The Mail Pilot Animator (uncredited)
1933 Mickey's Gala Premier Animator (uncredited)
1933 Lullaby Land Animator (uncredited)
1933 The Pied Piper Animator (uncredited)
1933 Giantland Animator (uncredited)
1933 The Night Before Christmas Animator (uncredited)
1934 The Grasshopper and the Ants Animator (uncredited)
1934 Funny Little Bunnies Animator (uncredited)
1934 The Big Bad Wolf Animator (uncredited)
1934 Gulliver Mickey Animator (uncredited)
1934 The Flying Mouse Animator (uncredited)
1934 Peculiar Penguins Animator (uncredited)
1934 The Goddess of Spring Animator (uncredited)
1934 The Dognapper Animator (uncredited)
1934 Two-Gun Mickey Animator (uncredited)
1935 The Robber Kitten Animator (uncredited)
1935 Who Killed Cock Robin? Animator: "Jenny Wren" and "Cock Robin" (uncredited)
1935 Pluto's Judgement Day Animator
1935 Three Orphan Kittens Animator
1935 The Tortoise and the Hare Animator (uncredited)
1936 Orphans' Picnic Animator (uncredited)
1936 Elmer Elephant Animator (uncredited)
1936 Mickey's Elephant Director (uncredited)
1937 The Worm Turns Animator (uncredited)
1937 A Trip Through the Walt Disney Studios Self
1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Supervising animator
1938 How Walt Disney Cartoons Are Made Self
1938 Farmyard Symphony Animator
1938 Ferdinand the Bull Animator (uncredited)
1939 Mickey's Surprise Party Director (uncredited)
1939 The Ugly Duckling Director
Animator (uncredited)
1940 Pinocchio Supervising director
1940 Fantasia Assistant animator
Director: "The Pastoral Symphony" (uncredited)
1941 The Reluctant Dragon Director (cartoon sequences)
1942 Food Will Win the War Director
1942 Saludos Amigos Animator
Sequence director: "Pedro" (uncredited)
1944 The Pelican and the Snipe Director
1946 Make Mine Music Director: "Willie the Operatic Whale"
1947 Fun and Fancy Free Animation director: "Mickey and the Beanstalk"
1948 Melody Time Cartoon director: "Once Upon a Wintertime"
1948 Trees Director
1948 So Dear to My Heart Cartoon director
1950 Cinderella Director
1951 Alice in Wonderland Director
1951 How to Catch a Cold Director (uncredited)
1953 Peter Pan Director
1953 Ben and Me Supervising director (uncredited)
1954-1970 Disneyland Director
Associate producer
Writer: "Our Unsung Villains"
Production supervisor: "I Captured the King of the Leprechauns"
1955 Contrasts in Rhythm Director
1955 Lady and the Tramp Director
1956 Disneyland, U.S.A. Director
1959 Sleeping Beauty Sequence director (uncredited)
1959 Kodak Presents Disneyland '59 Director
1959 Donald in Mathmagic Land Supervising director
1961 One Hundred and One Dalmatians Director
1961 Donald and the Wheel Director
1961 The Litterbug Director
1964 Mary Poppins Animation director
1967 Scrooge McDuck and Money Director
1968 Understanding Stresses and Strains Director
2022 Pinocchio Special thanks
2023 Peter Pan & Wendy Special thanks


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