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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.

Disney Filmography

Year Film Position
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

Gallery

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1920’s—1970’s
Disney's Nine Old Men: Milt KahlFrank ThomasOllie JohnstonLes ClarkJohn LounsberyMarc DavisWard KimballEric LarsonWolfgang Reitherman

Animators: Bill TytlaArt BabbittLee BlairPreston BlairFred MooreShamus CulhaneCy YoungDon LuskNorman FergusonHal KingJack HannahDick KinneyHal AmbroKen O'BrienJudge WhitakerBill JusticeDon BluthGary GoldmanCharles A. NicholsBlaine GibsonJohn EwingWalt StanchfieldFred HellmichAmby PaliwodaWilfred JacksonXavier AtencioBen SharpsteenEarl HurdDale OliverEric CleworthDavid HandFred SpencerJulius SvendsenEd BenedictKenneth MuseRudolf Ising
Visual Development, Layout, Background Artists and Character Designers: Gustaf TenggrenMary BlairMarjorie RalstonLillian BoundsJoe GrantMel ShawClaude CoatsDon DaGradiJohn HenchEyvind EarleKen O'ConnorThor PutnamAlbert HurterJohn HubleyHerbert RymanDon GriffithBasil DavidovichJack BoydPeter Ellenshaw
Storyboard Artists and Writers: Bill PeetRalph WrightDick HuemerFloyd NormanYale GraceyTed SearsErdman PennerJoe RinaldiWinston HiblerOtto EnglanderWilliam CottrellBill BergAl BertinoT. HeeHomer BrightmanTed OsbourneLarry ClemmonsHarry Reeves
Directors: Clyde GeronimiHamilton LuskeJack KinneyTed BermanRichard RichNathan GrenoGeorge ScribnerRiley Thomson
Producers: Walt DisneyRon MillerKen AndersonDon DuckwallPerce Pearce

1980’s—Present
Renaissance Directors: Rob MinkoffRoger AllersGary TrousdaleKirk WiseChris SandersMark DindalJohn Musker

Story Trust Directors: Ron ClementsChris BuckByron HowardDon HallChris WilliamsRich MooreStephen J. Anderson
Producers: Peter Del VechoClark SpencerRoy ConliDorothy McKimDon Hahn
Chief Creative Officer: Jennifer Lee
Associated Figures: Bob IgerRoy Edward DisneyMichael EisnerJohn LasseterEd CatmullJeffrey KatzenbergBob Chapek
Signature Voice Actors: Jim CummingsAlan TudykKatie LowesJohn DiMaggioMaurice LaMarcheJodi BensonDavid Ogden StiersJesse CortiPaul BriggsRaymond S. PersiPhil JohnstonFrank WelkerBill FarmerBrian Cummings
Signature Musicians: Sherman Brothers Robert B. Sherman Richard Sherman Alan Menken Kristen Anderson-Lopez Robert LopezLin-Manuel MirandaHoward AshmanTim RicePhil CollinsGlenn SlaterStephen SchwartzMarc Shaiman
Supervising Animators: Glen KeaneAndreas DejaAlex KupershmidtEric GoldbergMark HennJohn PomeroyRandy HaycockDale BaerT. Daniel HofstedtTony BancroftTom BancroftTony FucileAnthony DeRosaRuss EdmondsMichael SurreyBruce W.SmithDuncan MarjoribanksRuben AquinoNik RanieriRon HusbandRick FarmiloeTom SitoTony AnselmoRandy Cartwright
Visual Development & Storyboard Artists: Dean DeBloisLisa KeeneClaire KeaneBrittney LeeJin KimShiyoon KimCory Loftis

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