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Percival Cooke "Perce" Pearce, Jr. was an American writer and producer, who worked for Disney from 1935 to 1953.

Born in Waukegan, Illinois; Pearce was the son of English immigrants, and his father was a physician. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago, having already started out as a cartoonist at the age of 16. He worked in a newspaper job before joining Walt Disney. He worked as a sequence director for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, where he was reputedly the model for Doc. After World War II, Pearce began producing some of Disney's early live-action feature films, like Treasure Island, The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men, and Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue. Disney trusted him to oversee the production of these films in England and take part in the post-production process.

During Treasure Island, Pearce and associate Fred Leahy were asked to air-mail him specific takes for editing, and after a test screening in early January, he ordered them to cut ten to twelve minutes and provide a more forceful musical score; he also advised them that a more detailed criticism would follow. Two days later, he ordered the editor to fly from England to Los Angeles, apparently so that Walt could oversee the editing himself. For Robin Hood, Disney left much of the final decisions to Pearce, who had laid out every shot in the movie in thumbnail sketches, or storyboards, and sent them on along with photostats and the final script to Walt for approval.

He died in England while on business from coronary thrombosis in 1955.

Disney Filmography

Year Film Position
1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Sequence Director
1940 Fantasia Story Development: "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"
1942 Bambi Story Direction
Mr. Mole - uncredited
1943 Victory Through Air Power Story Direction
1946 Song of the South Associate Producer
1948 So Dear to My Heart Associate Producer
1950 Cinderella Writer
1950 Treasure Island Producer
1952 The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men Producer
1953 The Sword and the Rose Producer
1953 Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue Producer
1955 Mickey Mouse Club Production Supervisor: "Guest Star Day: Wally Boag"


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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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