Donald Alva "Don" Duckwall was a long time production manager at Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Duckwall was born on April 2, 1916 at Clay Center, the son of Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Duckwall. The family moved to Abilene when he was a small child where he graduated from Abilene High School in 1934 and Kansas State University in 1938.
He moved to California to pursue a film career and found work with Disney as an assistant, working on Pluto cartoons and films, like Dumbo and Bambi. Later, he became an executive production manager of the animation department. Duckwall worked very closely on features, like The Jungle Book, The Aristocats, Robin Hood, and The Fox and the Hound, which was the last film he worked on before retiring.
Outside of Disney, he contributed to Leon Schlesinger Studios and the Hanna Barbara production of Charlotte's Web.
He died of complications resulting from Alzheimer's Disease in 1986. He was cremated and his ashes were scattered at sea.
|1940||Pluto's Dream House||assistant director - uncredited|
|1940||Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip||assistant director - uncredited|
|1940||Pantry Pirate||assistant director|
|1941||A Gentleman's Gentleman||assistant director - uncredited|
|1941||Canine Caddy||assistant director|
|1941||Lend a Paw||assistant director - uncredited|
|1941||Dumbo||assistant director - uncredited|
|1942||Pluto, Junior||assistant director - uncredited|
|1942||The Army Mascot||assistant director - uncredited|
|1942||The Sleep Walker||assistant director - uncredited|
|1942||Bambi||assistant director - uncredited|
|1942||T-Bone for Two||assistant director - uncredited|
|1967||The Jungle Book||production manager|
|1970||The Aristocats||production manager|
|1973||Robin Hood||production manager|
|1977||The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh||production manager|
|1977||The Rescuers||production manager|
|1981||The Fox and the Hound||production manager|