George Pal

Film Producer / Film Director / Screenwriter / Animator / Cinematographer | * 02/01/1908 († 72, 05/02/1980) | Cegléd, Austria-Hungary [now Hungary]
George Pal (born György Pál Marczincsak; Hungarian: [ˈmɒrt͡sint͡ʃɒk ˈɟørɟ ˈpɑːl]; February 1, 1908 – May 2, 1980) was a Hungarian-American animator, film director and producer, principally associated with the fantasy and science-fiction genres. He became an American citizen after emigrating from Europe. He was nominated for Academy Awards (in the category Best Short Subjects, Cartoon) for seven consecutive years (1942–1948) and received an honorary award in 1944. This makes him the second-most nominated Hungarian exile (together with William S. Darling and Ernest Laszlo) after Miklós Rózsa. ()
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Hungarian born George Pal (born Gyorgy Pal Marczincsak) was an animator, film director and producer. He is best known for his classic Puppetoon replacement animation short films, as well as his association with the Fantasy and Science Fiction genres. Pal was nominated for Academy Awards (in the category Best Short Subject, Cartoons) in seven consecutive years (1942–1948). He received an honorary Oscar, for the development of novel animation methods and techniques, in 1944.

Most frequent genres for this person: Animation | Science Fiction | Adventure

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Awards & Nominations for George Pal

Inkpot Award Winsor Mccay Award Academy Honorary Award Academy Awards 7x Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film

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Movies with George Pal as Actor(2)

as Bum #1 Listening to Radio (uncredited)1953 The War of the Worlds

Movies with George Pal as Crew(75)

Production/Producer1975 Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze
Writing/Screenplay1975 Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze
Production/Producer1968 The Power
Directing/Director1964 7 Faces of Dr. Lao
Directing/Director1961 Atlantis: The Lost Continent
Production/Producer1961 Atlantis: The Lost Continent
Directing/Director1960 The Time Machine
Production/Producer1960 The Time Machine
Directing/Director1958 Tom Thumb
Production/Producer1958 Tom Thumb
Production/Producer1955 Conquest of Space
Production/Producer1954 The Naked Jungle
Production/Producer1953 Houdini
Production/Producer1953 The War of the Worlds
Production/Producer1951 When Worlds Collide
Production/Producer1950 Destination Moon
Production/Producer1950 The Great Rupert
Directing/Director1947 Tubby the Tuba
Production/Producer1947 Tubby the Tuba
Directing/Director1947 Wilbur the Lion
Directing/Director1947 Shoe Shine Jasper
Directing/Director1947 Rhapsody in Wood
Directing/Director1947 Date with Duke
Editing/Editor1946 Jasper in a Jam
Production/Producer1946 Jasper in a Jam
Crew/Script1946 Together in the Weather
Directing/Director1946 Together in the Weather
Crew/Cinematography1946 John Henry and the Inky-Poo
Directing/Director1946 John Henry and the Inky-Poo
Directing/Director1946 Olio for Jasper
Directing/Director1945 Jasper's Minstrels
Directing/Director1945 Jasper and the Beanstalk
Directing/Director1945 Jasper's Close Shave
Directing/Director1945 Hot Lips Jasper
Directing/Director1945 My Man Jasper
Directing/Director1944 Package for Jasper
Directing/Director1944 Jasper Goes Hunting
Production/Producer1944 Jasper Goes Hunting
Directing/Director1944 A Hatful of Dreams
Production/Producer1944 A Hatful of Dreams
Directing/Director1944 Two-Gun Rusty
Directing/Director1943 The Little Broadcast
Directing/Director1943 500 Hats of Bartholemew Cubbins
Directing/Director1943 Jasper's Music Lesson
Directing/Director1942 Jasper and the Choo-Choo
Directing/Director1942 Mr. Strauss Takes a Walk
Crew/Cinematography1942 Tulips Shall Grow
Directing/Director1942 Tulips Shall Grow
Production/Producer1942 Tulips Shall Grow
Writing/Story1942 Tulips Shall Grow
Directing/Director1942 Jasper and the Haunted House
Directing/Director1942 Jasper and the Watermelons
Directing/Director1942 Sky Princess
Directing/Director1941 Rhythm in the Ranks
Directing/Director1941 Dipsy Gypsy
Directing/Director1941 Hoola Boola
Camera/Director of Photography1939 Love on the Range
Directing/Director1939 Love on the Range
Directing/Director1938 Sky Pirates
Camera/Director of Photography1938 South Sea Sweethearts
Directing/Director1938 South Sea Sweethearts
Editing/Editor1938 South Sea Sweethearts
Production/Executive Producer1938 South Sea Sweethearts
Directing/Director1938 Philips Broadcast of 1938
Directing/Director1937 What Ho, She Bumps
Directing/Director1936 Aladdin and the Magic Lamp
Directing/Director1936 Ether Symphony
Directing/Director1935 The Magic Atlas
Directing/Director1935 The Sleeping Beauty
Production/Producer1935 The Sleeping Beauty
Directing/Director1934 Ship of the Ether
Crew/Cinematography1934 Philips Cavalcade
Directing/Director1934 Philips Cavalcade

Born: Saturday, 02/01 1908 (February) in Cegléd
Died: Friday, 05/02 1980 (May) in Beverly Hills (aged: 72)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Hungarian University of Fine Arts
Employer: Hunnia Film Studio, Universum Film AG, Paramount Pictures
Other names for George Pal (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Marczincsak György Pál"
"Marczincsák György Pál"
"Marczincsák Gyula György"
"Marczincsák Julius György"
George Pal frequently works together with these people:
Paul Frees (6x, Actor)
Charlie David (5x, Crew)
Wally Westmore (5x, Crew)
Hal Pereira (5x, Crew)
Byron Haskin (5x, Crew)
Edith Head (5x, Crew)
Arnold Leibovit (5x, Crew)
Sam Comer (4x, Crew)
Henry Grace (4x, Crew)
Leith Stevens (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:790785, Added: 11/07/2018, Last updated: 04/28/2021