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Ben Sharpsteen

Film Director / Film Producer / Animator | * 11/04/1895 († 85, 12/20/1980) | Tacoma, Washington, USA
Benjamin Sharpsteen (November 4, 1895 – December 20, 1980) was an American film director and producer for Disney. He directed 31 films between 1920 and 1980. Sharpsteen created a museum documenting the history of California's first millionaire, Sam Brannan, and the history of the Upper Napa Valley as well as more on Sharpsteen's life and work at the Sharpsteen Museum located in Calistoga, California. He died in Sonoma County, California. ()

“Born in Tacoma, Wash. Graduated from agricultural college but gave up agrarian pursuits to help out Uncle Sam’s Marines during the war. Marine life made me so lazy I couldn’t bear the thought of hard work again so I became an animator, joining the old International Film Company in New York. Work as an animator on old Mutt and Jeff cartoons and on Fleischer’s “Out-of-the-Inkwell.” Twice deserted the ranks of animation for newspaper and commercial art. Guess I am too old to make another change so will stick to animating as long as it sticks to me.” -published in the June 20, 1931 edition of The Motion Picture Daily.

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Most frequent genres for this person: Animation | Kids & Family | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Ben Sharpsteen

Academy Award for Best Documentary (short Subject) Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature Disney Legends Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film Academy Award for Best Documentary (short Subject) Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature

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Movies with Ben Sharpsteen as Crew(98)

Directing/Director1980 Mickey Mouse Disco
Directing/Director1959 Mysteries of the Deep
Directing/Director1958 Ama Girls
Directing/Director1957 Lapland
Production/Associate Producer1957 The Blue Men of Morocco
Directing/Director1956 Sardinia
Directing/Director1955 Switzerland
Production/Producer1953 The Living Desert
Directing/Director1952 Water Birds
Production/Production Supervisor1950 Cinderella
Production/Production Supervisor1949 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
Directing/Director1942 The New Spirit
Directing/Director1941 Dumbo
Directing/Director1940 Pinocchio
Directing/Director1940 Fantasia
Production/Production Supervisor1940 Fantasia
Directing/Director1938 Polar Trappers
Directing/Director1938 The Fox Hunt
Directing/Director1938 Mickey's Trailer
Directing/Director1938 Boat Builders
Directing/Director1937 Pluto's Quin-puplets
Directing/Director1937 Moose Hunters
Directing/Director1937 Don Donald
Directing/Director1937 The Worm Turns
Directing/Director1937 Clock Cleaners
Crew/Sequence Supervisor1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Crew/Post Production Supervisor1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Directing/Director1937 Hawaiian Holiday
Directing/Director1936 Moving Day
Directing/Director1936 Orphan's Picnic
Directing/Director1936 Mickey's Circus
Directing/Director1936 Donald and Pluto
Directing/Director1935 Broken Toys
Directing/Director1935 Cock o' the Walk
Directing/Director1935 The Cookie Carnival
Directing/Director1935 Mickey's Fire Brigade
Directing/Director1935 On Ice
Directing/Director1935 Mickey's Service Station
Visual Effects/Animation1934 The China Shop
Visual Effects/Animation1934 The Hot Choc-late Soldiers
Visual Effects/Animation1934 The Grasshopper and the Ants
Visual Effects/Animation1934 Shanghaied
Directing/Director1934 Two-Gun Mickey
Visual Effects/Animation1934 Funny Little Bunnies
Visual Effects/Animation1934 Peculiar Penguins
Visual Effects/Animation1934 Mickey Plays Papa
Visual Effects/Animation1934 The Wise Little Hen
Visual Effects/Animation1933 The Night Before Christmas
Visual Effects/Animation1933 Old King Cole
Visual Effects/Animation1933 The Pied Piper
Visual Effects/Animation1933 Mickey's Mellerdrammer
Visual Effects/Animation1933 Lullaby Land
Visual Effects/Animation1933 The Mad Doctor
Visual Effects/Animation1933 Birds in the Spring
Visual Effects/Animation1933 Mickey's Gala Premier
Visual Effects/Animation1933 Father Noah's Ark
Visual Effects/Animation1933 Mickey's Mechanical Man
Visual Effects/Animation1933 Puppy Love
Visual Effects/Animation1933 Building a Building
Visual Effects/Animation1932 The Bears and Bees
Visual Effects/Animation1932 The Duck Hunt
Visual Effects/Animation1932 Trader Mickey
Visual Effects/Animation1932 The Klondike Kid
Visual Effects/Animation1932 Santa's Workshop
Visual Effects/Animation1932 The Whoopee Party
Visual Effects/Animation1932 Babes in the Woods
Visual Effects/Animation1932 Just Dogs
Visual Effects/Animation1932 King Neptune
Visual Effects/Animation1932 Mickey's Good Deed
Visual Effects/Animation1932 The Bird Store
Visual Effects/Animation1932 Mickey in Arabia
Visual Effects/Animation1931 Egyptian Melodies
Visual Effects/Animation1931 The Busy Beavers
Visual Effects/Animation1931 Mother Goose Melodies
Visual Effects/Animation1931 The Clock Store
Visual Effects/Animation1931 The Fox Hunt
Visual Effects/Animation1931 Mickey's Orphans
Visual Effects/Animation1931 The Birthday Party
Visual Effects/Animation1931 The Cat's Out
Visual Effects/Animation1931 Birds of a Feather
Visual Effects/Animation1931 The Beach Party
Visual Effects/Animation1931 Traffic Troubles
Visual Effects/Animation1931 The Spider and the Fly
Visual Effects/Animation1931 The China Plate
Visual Effects/Animation1930 Arctic Antics
Visual Effects/Animation1930 Playful Pan
Visual Effects/Animation1930 Cannibal Capers
Visual Effects/Animation1930 Midnight in a Toy Shop
Visual Effects/Animation1930 The Chain Gang
Visual Effects/Animation1930 The Fire Fighters
Visual Effects/Animation1930 Pioneer Days
Visual Effects/Animation1930 Monkey Melodies
Visual Effects/Animation1930 The Gorilla Mystery
Visual Effects/Animation1930 Winter
Visual Effects/Animation1930 Frolicking Fish
Visual Effects/Animation1929 El Terrible Toreador
Visual Effects/Animation1929 Mickey's Choo-Choo

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Full Name: Benjamin Sharpsteen
Born: Monday, 11/04 1895 (November) in Tacoma
Died: Saturday, 12/20 1980 (December) in Calistoga (aged: 85)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Employer: Barré Studio, International Film Service, Fleischer Studios, The Walt Disney Studios
Other names for Ben Sharpsteen (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Benjamin Sharpsteen"
Ben Sharpsteen frequently works together with these people:
Walt Disney (116x, Crew)
Johnny Cannon (48x, Crew)
Wilfred Jackson (46x, Crew)
Les Clark (43x, Crew)
Norman Ferguson (43x, Crew)
Dick Lundy (42x, Crew)
David Hand (37x, Crew)
Jack King (35x, Crew)
Pinto Colvig (32x, Actor)
Tom Palmer (30x, Crew)
Michael Hordern (2x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:5492, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/30/2020