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Al Bertino was an American animator best remembered for his work with Walt Disney Productions.

Born in Los Angeles, California in 1912, Bertino began working for Walt Disney in 1935. Apart from his work on feature films, such as Pinocchio and Fantasia, Bertino also wrote for the Wonderful World of Disney and helped create a number of attractions at Disneyland, including Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, Haunted Mansion, Country Bear Jamboree, and America Sings.

Outside of Disney, Bertino worked Woody Woodpecker shorts, Spider-Man, The Deputy Dawg Show, The Alvin Show, Mister Magoo, and The Dick Tracy Show.

Until his retirement in 1977, he worked as an animator and storyman for Charles Mintz, Harmoa-Ising, Disney, UPA, Snowball Animation, Grantray-Lawrence Animation, and Walter Lantz. In 1986, he won a Golden Award (given to Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists).

Disney Filmography

Year Film Position
1941 Seven Wise Dwarfs story - uncredited
1942 Donald's Decision animator - uncredited
1942 How to Swim animator
1943 Private Pluto animator - uncredited
1945 Californy 'er Bust animator
1945 Duck Pimples animator - uncredited
1945 Hockey Homicide animator - uncredited
1946 Make Mine Music animator: "All the Cats Join In"
"The Martins and the Coys"
1947 Fun and Fancy Free animator: "Bongo" - uncredited
1947 Foul Hunting animator
1948 They're Off animator
1949 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad animator - uncredited
1950 The Brave Engineer animator
1951 Dude Duck animator
1951 Alice in Wonderland animator - uncredited
1951 Plutopia story
1951 R'Coon Dawg story
1951 Cold Turkey story
1952 Man's Best Friend story
1952 Let's Stick Together story
1952 Uncle Donald's Ants story
1952 Two Weeks Vacation story
1953 Rugged Bear story
1954 Grin and Bear It story
1954-1971 The Magical World of Disney writer
Himself: "Where Do the Stories Come From?" - uncredited
Special Material: "Disney on Parade"
1955 Bearly Asleep story
1955 Beezy Bear story
1956 Hooked Bear story
1956 In the Bag story
1968 Understanding Stresses and Strains story


  • The character of Big Al in Country Bear Jamboree was modeled and named after Bertino.
  • In the 1945 Goofy cartoon Hockey Homicide, all the characters are named after members of the Disney staff, including "Ice Box Bertino", who, as a running gag, repeatedly gets into hockey fights with "Fearless Ferguson" (named for Norman Ferguson).
  • Bertino was portrayed by actor Thomas Bellin in episode 11 of the 1969 season of Dragnet, "Narcotics - DR-16". Bertino is depicted designing posters for a student-led anti-drug group.
  • Al Bertino is the creator of "The Monster Plantation" at Six Flags Over Georgia.


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