Erdman "Ed" Heinrich Penner was a Canadian screenwriter and songwriter, who worked with many writers at Disney Studios, such as Ted Sears, Winston Hibler, William Cottrell, Bill Peet, and Perce Pearce.
Penner was born on January 17, 1905 in Saskatchewan, Canada, but moved the U.S. where he began work with Disney in the late 1930s with Mickey Mouse shorts before moving up to feature films, like Pinocchio, Melody Time, Cinderella, Lady and the Tramp, and Sleeping Beauty.
An occasional musician, Penner played the saxophone, tuba, and violin, as well as wrote song for some of the films he was writing. He was the original bass saxophonist and tuba player for the Firehouse Five Plus Two.
By the time Lady and the Tramp was in production, Penner had been promoted to associate producer, however, he died on November 10, 1956; nearly over a year after his promotion.
|1937||Mickey's Amateurs||Story - uncredited|
Director - uncredited
|1938||Farmyard Symphony||Story - uncredited|
|1940||Fantasia||Story Development - segment "The Pastoral Symphony"|
|1941||The Reluctant Dragon||Story "Reluctant Dragon" sequence|
Lyrics: "The Relucant Dragon"
|1943||Victory Through Air Power||Story Adaptation|
|1946||Make Mine Music||Story|
|1948||Melody Time||Story: "Pecos Bill"|
"The Legend of Johnny Appleseed"
|1949||The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad||Story: "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"|
|1950||One Hour in Wonderland||Himself|
|1951||Alice in Wonderland||Story|
Music Department - uncredited
Lyrics "A Pirate's Life (Is a Wonderful Life)" - uncredited
|1954-1957||The Magical World of Disney||Story|
"Cavalcade of Songs" as Himself
|1955||Lady and the Tramp||Story|
|1959||Sleeping Beauty||Posthumous Release: Story Adaptation|
Lyrics: "Skumps" - uncredited