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Hamilton Luton Luske was an American animator and film director, who directed many Disney films and shorts from 1936 until his death in 1968, such as Pinocchio, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp and One Hundred and One Dalmatians.

He was born in Chicago, Illinois; Luske graduated from the University of California- Berkley where he majored in business and began working life as a newspaper cartoonist in Oakland. He joined the Disney Studio in 1931 where he initially drew Mickey Mouse black & white shorts before moving on as full animator to the Silly Symphony series which was done in colour. He was soon trusted enough by Walt Disney to be made supervising animator of Snow White in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Over the years he and his family contributed to Disney films. Luske used his one year old son Jim as the live action actor for Baby Weems in the film The Reluctant Dragon. His daughter Peggy's Cocker Spaniel, Blondie was used as the model for Lady in Lady and The Tramp. His son Tom was the voice and model for Michael Darling in Peter Pan. Hamilton's wife, Marcel, modeled for the character Persephone in the Silly Symphony, Goddess of the Spring.

In 1965, he won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects for directing the animated sequence in Mary Poppins. He was posthumously named a Disney Legend in 1999.

Disney Filmography

Year Film Position
1932 Flowers and Trees animator - uncredited
1932 King Neptune animator - uncredited
1932 Babes in the Woods animator - uncredited
1932 Santa's Workshop animator - uncredited
1933 Mickey's Mellerdrammer animator - uncredited
1933 Ye Olden Days animator - uncredited
1933 Father Noah's Ark animator - uncredited
1933 The Mail Pilot animator - uncredited
1933 Mickey's Gala Premier animator - uncredited
1933 Lullaby Land animator - uncredited
1933 The Pied Piper animator - uncredited
1933 Giantland animator - uncredited
1933 The Night Before Christmas animator - uncredited
1934 The Grasshopper and the Ants animator - uncredited
1934 Funny Little Bunnies animator - uncredited
1934 Gulliver Mickey animator - uncredited
1934 Two-Gun Mickey animator - uncredited
1934 The Dognapper animator - uncredited
1934 The Goddess of Spring animator - uncredited
1934 Peculiar Penguins animator - uncredited
1934 The Flying Mouse animator - uncredited
1935 Who Killed Cock Robin? animator: "Jenny Wren" and "Cock Robin" - uncredited
1935 The Tortoise and the Hare animator - uncredited
1935 The Robber Kitten animator - uncredited
1935 Pluto's Judgement Day animator
1935 Three Orphan Kittens animator
1936 Elmer Elephant animator - uncredited
1936 Orphans' Picnic animator - uncredited
1936 Mickey's Elephant writer - uncredited
1937 The Worm Turns animator - uncredited
1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs supervising animator: Snow White
1938 Farmyard Symphony animator
1938 Ferdinand the Bull animator - uncredited
1939 Ugly Duckling animator - uncredited
1939 Mickey's Surprise Party director
1940 Pinocchio supervising director
1940 Fantasia assistant animator
director - segment "The Pastoral Symphony" - uncredited
1941 The Reluctant Dragon cartoon sequences
1942 Saludos Amigos animator - Pedro
Director - uncredited
1942 Food Will Win the War director - Documentary short
1944 The Pelican and the Snipe director
1946 Make Mine Music director
1946 Willie the Operatic Whale director
1947 Fun and Fancy Free animation director - Mickey and the Beanstalk
1948 Trees director
1948 Melody Time Director - Once Upon a Wintertime segment
1948 So Dear to My Heart cartoon director
1950 Cinderella director
1951 Alice in Wonderland director
1951 How to Catch a Cold director - uncredited
1953 Peter Pan director
1953 Ben and Me director
1954-1970 The Magical World of Disney director
associate producer
production supervisor
1955 Lady and the Tramp director
1956 Disneyland, U.S.A. director (Documentary short)
1959 Sleeping Beauty sequence director - uncredited
1959 Donald in Mathmagic Land supervising director
1961 The Litterbug director
1961 Donald and the Wheel director
1961 One Hundred and One Dalmatians director
1964 Mary Poppins animation director
1967 The Legend of the Boy and the Eagle associate producer
1967 Scrooge McDuck and Money director
1968 Understanding Stresses and Strains director

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