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Thor Putnam was a layout artist for several Disney animated films released between 1937 and 1955, as well as at least six episodes of Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color.

After graduating from Stanford University in 1932, Putnam studied art at the Chouinard Art Institute before beginning his career with Walt Disney Studios as a layout artist. He worked as the art director for Pinocchio and the "Night on Bald Mountain/Ave Maria" segment of Fantasia before joining the Navy in 1942. While in the service he supervised the production of 37 Navy training films.

After his discharge in 1946, he returned to Walt Disney Studios and work on features like Melody Time, Cinderella, Peter Pan and Lady and the Tramp.

Putnam died on January 26, 2001 at the age of 89.


Disney Filmography

Year Film Position
1937 Woodland Café layout artist - uncredited
1938 Ferdinand the Bull layout artist - uncredited
1939 The Practical Pig layout artist - uncredited
1940 Pinocchio Art Director
1940 Fantasia Art Director: Night on Bald Mountain/Ave Maria
1942 Donald's Garden layout artist
1942 The Sleep Walker layout artist - uncredited
1942 Pluto at the Zoo layout artist - uncredited
1943 Pluto and the Armadillo layout artist - uncredited
1948 So Dear to My Heart layout artist
1948 Melody Time layout artist
"The Legend of Johnny Appleseed" - layout artist
1949 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad layout artist
"The Wind in the Willows" - layout artist
1950 Cinderella layout artist
1951 Alice in Wonderland layout artist
1952 The Little House layout artist
1953 Peter Pan layout artist
1953 Ben and Me layout artist
1954 The Lone Chipmunks layout artist
1955 Lady and the Tramp layout artist
1955-1958 The Magical World of Disney layout artist


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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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