C.O. Slyfield was an American sound engineer, who worked for Walt Disney Pictures during the early years of the company. He would be nominated for four Academy Awards for Best Sound or Recording in the animated features: Bambi, Saludos Amigos, The Three Caballeros, and Cinderella.
Slyfield was born in Frankfort, Michigan and became Disney's chief of sound and one of those responsible for innovative techniques used for mixing sound in animated features. He would continued to work with the company all the rest of his career in cartoon shorts, live-action films and documentaries.
In 1947, Slyfield and fellow soundman Robert O. Cook received a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for "the design and development of an audio finder and track viewer for checking and locating noise in sound tracks".
|1939||Donald's Lucky Day||Sound Supervisor - uncredited|
|1940||The Fire Chief||Sound Supervisor - uncredited|
|1941||Baggage Buster||Sound Supervisor - uncredited|
|1942||Bambi||Sound Director - uncredited|
|1943||Victory Through Air Power||Sound Recordist|
|1944||Donald Duck and the Gorilla||Sound Supervisor|
|1944||The Three Caballeros||Sound Recordist: live action sequences|
|1946||Make Mine Music||Sound Recordist|
|1946||Song of the South||Sound Director|
|1947||Fun and Fancy Free||Sound Supervisor - "Bongo" segment|
|1948||Melody Time||Sound Director|
|1948||So Dear to My Heart||Sound Director|
|1948||Seal Island||Sound Director|
|1949||The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad||Sound Director|
"The Wind in the Willows"
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
|1950||In Beaver Valley||Sound Department|
|1950||One Hour in Wonderland||Sound Department|
|1951||Alice in Wonderland||Sound Director|
|1951||Nature's Half Acre||Sound Director|
|1952||The Olympic Elk||Sound Director|
|1953||Peter Pan||Sound Director|
|1953||Bear Country||Sound Director|
|1953||The Alaskan Eskimo||Sound Director|
|1953||Prowlers of the Everglades||Sound Director|
|1953||The Living Desert||Sound Director|
|1954||20,000 Leagues Under the Sea||Sound Director|
|1954||The Vanishing Prairie||Sound Director|
|1954-1955||The Magical World of Disney||Sound Director|
|1955||Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier||Sound Department|
|1955||Lady and the Tramp||Sound Director|
|1999||Fantasia 2000||Sound Recordist - archive sound from "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"|