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William "Bill" Berg was an American writer and animator, who worked at Disney for more than five decades.

Bill Berg was born in Tacoma, Washington. He began his profession by studying at Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles before joining Disney's animation department in 1938 as an apprentice. After working his way up to assistant animator, he moved to the story department in 1943 and began writing and sketching Donald Duck cartoon shorts, he and sketched the syndicated Disney comic strip "Scamp" for many years.

In the 1950s, he was involved in the creation of the Dumbo ride at Disneyland and wrote many episodes of The Wonderful World of Disney anthology series. He also wrote for the popular Jiminy Cricket education films, such as How to Catch a Cold and How to Have an Accident in the Home, which were shown in elementary schools, and worked on the 1959 Academy Award-nominated short about mathematics, Donald in Mathmagic Land.

Outside of Disney, he wrote episodes of Off to See the Wizard.

Before retiring in 1988, Berg contributed to the 1989 Disney animated feature film,, The Little Mermaid. He passed away in March of 2002, at the age of 84, at his home in San Juan Capistrano.

Disney Filmography

Year Film Position
1940 Pinocchio animator - uncredited
1944 Donald Duck and the Gorilla story - uncredited
1944 Donald's Off Day story
1945 The Eyes Have It story
1945 Hockey Homicide story
1946 A Feather in His Collar writer
1946 Double Dribble story
1947 Crazy with the Heat story
1947 Bootle Beetle story
1947 Fun and Fancy Free "Mickey and the Beanstalk": animator - uncredited
1948 The Big Wash story
1948 Soup's On story
1948 Mickey and the Seal story - uncredited
1948 Tea for Two Hundred story
1949 Donald's Happy Birthday story
1949 Sea Salts story
1949 Winter Storage story
1949 Honey Harvester story
1949 All in a Nutshell story
1949 The Greener Yard story
1949 Slide, Donald, Slide story
1950 Lion Around story
1950 Hook, Lion and Sinker story
1950 Bee at the Beach story
1950 Out on a Limb story
1951 Chicken in the Rough story
1951 Corn Chips story
1951 Test Pilot Donald story
1951 Lucky Number story
1951 Out of Scale story
1951 Bee on Guard story
1952 Donald Applecore story
1952 Two Chips and a Miss story
1952 Pluto's Party story
1952 Pluto's Christmas Tree story
1953 The Simple Things story
1953 Canvas Back Duck story
1955 No Hunting story
1955 The Mickey Mouse Club cartoon story: "Circus Day"
1956 I'm No Fool With a Bicycle writer - uncredited
1956 How to Have an Accident in the Home story
1956-1968 The Magical World of Disney story
cartoon story
special material: "Disneyland 10th Anniversary"
1959 Donald in Mathmagic Land story
1959 How to Have an Accident at Work story
1961 The Litterbug story
1961 Donald and the Wheel story
1967 Scrooge McDuck and Money story
1969 The Project story
1969 The Game story
1969 The Fight story
1970 New Girl story
1970 Lunch Money story
1973 I'm No Fool with Electricity story
1974 Man, Monsters and Mysteries writer
1985 The Black Cauldron assistant animator
1986 The Great Mouse Detective coordinating animator
1987 Sport Goofy in Soccermania additional animator
1988 The Art of Disney Animation Self - Interviewee
1988 Oliver & Company coordinating animator
1989 The Little Mermaid character key


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