Winston Hibler was an American screenwriter, director, producer, and narrator associated with Walt Disney Studios.

Hibler was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and was educated at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He initially began his career as an actor before switching to writing. He took up freelance writing for magazines and radio to help supplement his income.

In 1942, Hibler joined Walt Disney Productions as a camera operator. Then later on, he worked as a technical director for the U.S. Army training films. He soon moved to the story department where he contributed to animated features like Melody Time, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty. As a songwriter, Hibler contributed lyrics with Ted Sears, who wrote songs for some musical films, like "Following the Leader" and "I Wonder".

Hibler also voice-over roles in documentary films, and some series in True-Life Adventures and People and Places as well the "It's a Small World" attraction soundtrack album.

He died on August 8, 1976 in Burbank. He posthumously awarded as Disney Legend in 1992.

Disney Filmography

Year Film Position
1948 Melody Time Story: "The Legend of Johnny Appleseed"
1948 Seal Island Narrator
1949 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad Story
"The Wind in the Willows"
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
1950 Cinderella Story
1950 In Beaver Valley Narrator
1951 Alice in Wonderland Story
1951 Operation Wonderland Himself
1951 Nature's Half Acre Writer
Narrator
1952 The Olympic Elk Writer
Narrator
1952 Water Birds screenplay
Narrator
1953 Peter Pan Story
Lyrics: "Following the Leader" - uncredited
1953 The Alaskan Eskimo Narrator
1953 The Living Desert Screenplay
Narrator
1953 Ben and Me Story Adaptation
1953 Prowlers of the Everglades Narrator
1953 Bear Country Narrator
1954 Siam Writer
1954 The Vanishing Prairie Screenplay
Narrator
1954-1976 The Magical World of Disney Writer
Producer
Director
Narrator
1955 The African Lion Writer
Narrator
1955 Men Against the Arctic Writer
Director
Narrator
1956 The Blue Men of Morocco Writer
Narrator
1956 Sardinia Writer
Narrator
1956 Disneyland, U.S.A. Writer
Narrator
1956 Secrets of Life Narrator
1956 Samoa Narrator
1957 Perri Director
Composer
Producer
Writer
Narrator
1958 White Wilderness Narrator
1959 Sleeping Beauty Additional story
Lyrics: "I Wonder" - uncredited
1959 Nature's Strangest Creatures Narrator
1959 Mysteries of the Deep Narrator
1960 Islands of the Sea Narrator
1960 Jungle Cat Narrator
1960 The Hound That Thought He Was a Raccoon Producer
1961 Nikki, Wild Dog of the North Writer
Producer
1962 Big Red Co-Producer
1965 Those Calloways Co-Producer
1965 A Country Coyote Goes Hollywood Story
Co-Producer
1966 The Ugly Dachshund Co-Producer
1966 Follow Me, Boys! Co-Producer
1967 Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar Story
Co-Producer
Director
1968 Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day Story Supervisor
1968 The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit Producer
1970 King of the Grizzlies Producer
Narrator
1970 The Boy Who Stole the Elephant Producer
1970 The Aristocats Producer
1971 Lefty, the Dingaling Lynx Director
1972 Chandar, the Black Leopard of Ceylon Director
1972 Napoleon and Samantha Producer
1973 One Little Indian Producer
1974 The Bears and I Producer
1974 The Castaway Cowboy Producer
1974 The Island at the Top of the World Producer

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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 Hand
Visual Development, Layout, Background Artists and Character Designers: Gustaf TenggrenMary BlairMarjorie RalstonJoe GrantMel ShawClaude CoatsDon DaGradiJohn HenchEyvind EarleKen O'ConnorThor PutnamAlbert HurterJohn HubleyHerbert RymanDon GriffithBasil Davidovich
Storyboard Artists and Writers: Bill PeetRalph WrightDick HuemerFloyd NormanYale GraceyTed SearsErdman PennerJoe RinaldiWinston HiblerOtto EnglanderWilliam CottrellBill BergAl BertinoT. HeeHomer Brightman
Directors: Clyde GeronimiHamilton LuskeJack KinneyTed BermanRichard RichNathan GrenoGeorge ScribnerRiley Thomson
Producers: Walt DisneyRon MillerKen Anderson

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 RiceStephen 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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