Ted Berman was an American film director, animator, and screenwriter, who served on the Disney staff. As an animator and director, Berman gave life to some of the most memorable characters in film history, including Bambi and characters from Peter Pan, Mary Poppins, Lady and the Tramp, and Alice in Wonderland.

Born in eastern Los Angeles, Berman honed his artistic skills from his earliest days, California Institute of Art attending the Chouinard Art Institute forerunner and winning numerous competitions as a child newspaper. Joining Disney in 1940, Berman worked on numerous successful theatrical releases by the Mouse House in addition to his work on television's The Wonderful World of Color and The Mickey Mouse Club. Turning to writing and directing in his later years, Berman served as a scribe to such popular later Efforts from the studio as The Rescuers (1977) and The Fox and the Hound (1981), in addition to later directing Disney's first PG-rated theatrical release, The Black Cauldron (1985).

In July of 2001, Berman died of heart failure in Los Angeles, CA. He was 81.





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