Thornton Francis "T." Hee was an American animator, director, and teacher. He taught character design and caricature. He is always credited as T. Hee.
Hee worked at Leon Schlesinger Productions from 1935-36 as a character designer. He designed many of the celebrity caricatures used in The Coo Coo Nut Grove (1936) and The Woods Are Full of Cuckoos (1937). A 1936 Christmas card that he drew, featuring caricatures of the Schlesinger animators, was used to design the gremlins in the 1944 animated short, Russian Rhapsody.
Hee joined the Walt Disney Company around 1937. He is most recognized for directing the Dance of the Hours segment of Fantasia. He left after the strike, but returned to work there twice, from 1940 to 1946, and again from 1958 to 1961. Hee also worked for United Productions of America (1951 to 1958) and Terrytoons (1961 to 1963).
Hee provided the illustrations used during the opening credits of The Life of Riley television show of the 1950s.
|1938||Mother Goose Goes Hollywood||story - uncredited|
character designer - uncredited
|1940||Fantasia||segment director: "Dance of the Hours" - uncredited|
|1941||The Reluctant Dragon||story "Reluctant Dragon" sequence|
caricatures: title sequence - uncredited
lyrics: "The Reluctant Dragon"
|1943||Victory Through Air Power||story adaptation|
|1946||Make Mine Music||story|
"Willie the Operatic Whale"
|1947||Fun and Fancy Free||story - uncredited|
"Mickey and the Beanstalk"
|1959||The Shaggy Dog||title designer|
|1961||The Parent Trap||special titles|
|1961||The Magical World of Disney||Himself (The Title Makers/Nature's Half Acre)|
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