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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.

Disney Filmography

Year Film Position
1947 Fun and Fancy Free Animator - uncredited
"Bongo"
1951-1970 The Magical World of Disney Story
Writer
Animator
1958 Paul Bunyan Story
1959 Sleeping Beauty Animator - uncredited
1961 One Hundred and One Dalmatians Character Animator
1961 The Litterbug Animator
1969 It's Tough to Be a Bird Story
1969 The Social Side of Health Story
1970 Dad, Can I Borrow the Car? Writer
1971 The Million Dollar Duck Title Designer
1971 Bedknobs and Broomsticks Animation Story Supervisor - uncredited
1972 The Mouse Factory writer: "Spooks and Magic"
1977 The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Story: "Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too"
1977 The Rescuers Additional Story
1981 The Fox and the Hound Screenplay
Director
1985 The Black Cauldron Story
Director


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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 EllenshawRuthie Tompson
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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