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Jack Hannah

Screenwriter / Animator / Film Director | * 01/05/1913 († 81, 06/11/1994) | Tucson, Arizona, USA
John Frederick "Jack" Hannah (January 5, 1913 – June 11, 1994) was an American animator, writer and director of animated shorts. ()

Jack Hannah (January 5, 1913 - June 11, 1994) was an animator, writer and director of animated shorts.He began his career at the Walt Disney Studios as an animator in the short Modern Inventions (released on May 29, 1937). After thirteen films in that capacity, he was assigned to the story department writing cartoon short continuities, beginning withDonald's Nephews (released on April 15, 1938). He received writing credit on 21 Disney cartoon shorts.In 1942 he collaborated with Carl Barks on the first two comic books Barks worked on, Pluto Saves the Ship and Donald Duck Finds Pirate Gold. Hannah in subsequent years did a handful of other Donald Duck comic book stories but unlike Barks he stayed at the studio and eventually was given a chance to be a director. The short Donald's Off Day (released on December 8, 1944) was the first of 94 films he would direct. These include most of the shorts featuring Donald Duck in the post-war era along with all starring Chip 'n Dale and Humphrey the Bear; he also directed some shorts starring Goofy, Mickey Mouse, Pluto and some minor Walt Disney characters. After Disney stopped producing animated shorts Hannah did 14 episodes of the Walt Disney anthology television series (composed of footage from the classic cartoons along with new linking material) and fulfilled his ambition to direct live-action by handling Walt Disney's introductions for the episodes. Hannah hoped to segue into a career in live-action but "Walt had me pegged as an animation director so he balked at the suggestion. We had a few heated discussions and I became aware that I had come to an impasse." He then went to the Walter Lantz Studio and directed a number of films featuring Woody Woodpecker and some minor characters. Besides directing shorts Hannah also was Assistant Director for the TV series The Woody Woodpecker Show, which started airing on October 3, 1957. "I did more or less the same thing that I did with Walt Disney in directing live action except Lantz was better at taking direction." His last directing effort was the short Charlie's Mother-In-Law (released on April 16, 1963). He retired shortly thereafter.Hannah was one of the co-founders, along with T. Hee, of the Character Animation program at the California Institute of the Arts.Hannah was honored as a "Disney Legend" in 1992. As Carl Barks is credited with creating the personality of Donald Duck's comic book version, Jack Hannah is credited with developing, if not creating, the personality of the animated version. It is for this reason Disney historian Jim Korkis has dubbed him "Donald Duck's Other Daddy".Hannah died in 1994, aged 81.

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

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Movies with Jack Hannah as Actor(2)

as Lamp Shop Owner1979 Lady and the Lamp
as Moose (voice)1955 No Hunting

Movies with Jack Hannah as Crew(137)

Directing/Director2009 Donald Duck - 75th Anniversary
Directing/Director2005 Chip 'n Dale: Trouble in a Tree
Directing/Director2004 Chip 'n Dale: Here Comes Trouble
Directing/Director2002 Mickey's House of Villains
Directing/Director1962 Rock-a-Bye Gator
Directing/Director1962 Fowled-Up Birthday
Directing/Director1962 Punchy Pooch
Directing/Director1962 Mother's Little Helper
Directing/Director1962 Rocket Racket
Directing/Director1962 Fish and Chips
Directing/Director1962 Pest Of The Show
Directing/Director1962 Corny Concerto
Directing/Director1962 Mackerel Moocher
Directing/Director1961 Tricky Trout
Directing/Director1961 Woody's Kook-Out
Directing/Director1961 Eggnapper
Writing/Writer1961 Tin Can Concert
Directing/Director1961 Tin Can Concert
Directing/Director1961 Kids Is Kids
Directing/Director1961 Voo-Doo Boo-Boo
Directing/Director1961 Gabby's Diner
Directing/Director1961 Bear and the Bees
Directing/Director1961 Poop Deck Pirate
Directing/Director1961 Franken-Stymied
Directing/Director1961 Doc's Last Stand
Directing/Director1961 Clash and Carry
Directing/Director1960 Hunger Strife
Directing/Director1960 This Is Your Life Donald Duck
Directing/Director1960 Freeloading Feline
Writing/Story1960 Freeloading Feline
Directing/Director1960 Southern Fried Hospitality
Directing/Director1959 Duck Flies Coop
Directing/Director1958 From All of Us to All of You
Directing/Director1956 Hooked Bear
Directing/Director1956 In the Bag
Directing/Director1955 Up a Tree
Directing/Director1955 No Hunting
Directing/Director1955 Bearly Asleep
Directing/Director1955 Beezy Bear
Directing/Director1954 The Flying Squirrel
Directing/Director1954 Grin and Bear It
Directing/Director1954 Dragon Around
Directing/Director1954 Spare the Rod
Directing/Director1953 Don's Fountain of Youth
Directing/Director1953 Working for Peanuts
Directing/Director1953 The New Neighbor
Directing/Director1953 Canvas Back Duck
Directing/Director1953 Rugged Bear
Directing/Director1952 Lambert the Sheepish Lion
Directing/Director1952 Trick or Treat
Directing/Director1952 Donald Applecore
Directing/Director1952 Let's Stick Together
Directing/Director1952 Uncle Donald's Ants
Directing/Director1952 Pluto's Christmas Tree
Directing/Director1952 Two Chips And A Miss
Directing/Director1951 Test Pilot Donald
Directing/Director1951 Bee On Guard
Directing/Director1951 Corn Chips
Directing/Director1951 Out of Scale
Directing/Director1951 Lucky Number
Directing/Director1951 Dude Duck
Directing/Director1951 Chicken in the Rough
Directing/Director1950 Lion Around
Directing/Director1950 Trailer Horn
Directing/Director1950 Out on a Limb
Directing/Director1950 Bee At The Beach
Directing/Director1950 Hook, Lion and Sinker
Directing/Director1950 Crazy Over Daisy
Directing/Director1949 Winter Storage
Directing/Director1949 Toy Tinkers
Directing/Director1949 The Greener Yard
Directing/Director1949 Sea Salts
Directing/Director1949 All in a Nutshell
Directing/Director1949 Honey Harvester
Directing/Director1949 Donald's Happy Birthday
Directing/Director1949 Slide Donald Slide
Directing/Director1948 Inferior Decorator
Directing/Director1948 They're Off
Directing/Director1948 Daddy Duck
Directing/Director1948 Three for Breakfast
Directing/Director1948 Tea for Two Hundred
Directing/Director1948 Soup's On
Directing/Director1947 Foul Hunting
Directing/Director1947 Chip an' Dale
Directing/Director1947 Clown of the Jungle
Directing/Director1947 Straight Shooters
Directing/Director1947 Bootle Beetle
Directing/Director1946 Squatter's Rights
Directing/Director1946 Double Dribble
Directing/Director1946 A Knight for a Day
Directing/Director1946 Frank Duck Brings 'em Back Alive
Directing/Director1946 Lighthouse Keeping
Directing/Director1945 No Sail
Directing/Director1945 The Eyes Have It
Directing/Director1944 First Aiders
Writing/Story1944 The Plastics Inventor
Writing/Story1944 Trombone Trouble
Directing/Director1944 Donald's Off Day
Writing/Story1943 The Old Army Game
Writing/Story1943 Home Defense
Writing/Story1942 Donald Gets Drafted
Writing/Story1942 Sky Trooper
Writing/Story1942 Bellboy Donald
Writing/Story1942 The Army Mascot
Visual Effects/Animation1942 Donald's Snow Fight
Visual Effects/Animation1942 Donald's Garden
Writing/Writer1941 Timber
Writing/Story1941 Chef Donald
Writing/Story1941 Early to Bed
Writing/Story1941 Truant Officer Donald
Writing/Story1941 Old MacDonald Duck
Writing/Story1940 Window Cleaners
Writing/Story1940 Donald's Vacation
Visual Effects/Animation1940 Donald's Vacation
Writing/Writer1940 Fire Chief
Visual Effects/Animation1939 Sea Scouts
Writing/Story1939 Donald's Lucky Day
Visual Effects/Animation1939 Donald's Lucky Day
Writing/Story1939 Donald's Cousin Gus
Visual Effects/Animation1939 Donald's Penguin
Writing/Story1939 The Hockey Champ
Visual Effects/Animation1938 Good Scouts
Writing/Story1938 Donald's Nephews
Visual Effects/Animation1938 Donald's Nephews
Visual Effects/Animation1938 Donald's Better Self
Visual Effects/Animation1938 Self Control
Writing/Story1938 Donald's Golf Game
Visual Effects/Animation1938 Donald's Golf Game
Visual Effects/Animation1937 The Old Mill
Visual Effects/Animation1937 Modern Inventions
Visual Effects/Animation1937 Woodland Café
Visual Effects/Animation1937 Donald's Ostrich
Visual Effects/Animation1937 Don Donald
Visual Effects/Animation1936 Toby Tortoise Returns
Visual Effects/Animation1936 The Country Cousin
Visual Effects/Animation1936 Donald and Pluto

TV Shows/Series with Jack Hannah as Crew(1)


Full Name: John Frederick Hannah
Born: Sunday, 01/05 1913 (January) in Nogales
Died: Saturday, 06/11 1994 (June) in Burbank (aged: 81)
Zodiac sign: Capricorn (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: California Institute of the Arts, Otis College of Art and Design
Employer: The Walt Disney Studios, The Walt Disney Studios, California Institute of the Arts
Other names for Jack Hannah (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"John Frederick Hannah"
Jack Hannah frequently works together with these people:
Clarence Nash (110x, Actor)
Walt Disney (103x, Crew)
Yale Gracey (61x, Crew)
Oliver Wallace (53x, Crew)
Volus Jones (46x, Crew)
Bill Justice (46x, Crew)
Bob Carlson (42x, Crew)
Bill Berg (32x, Crew)
Thelma Witmer (30x, Crew)
Carl Barks (29x, Crew)
Patrick McGoohan (2x, Actor)
Michael Hordern (2x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:201004, Added: 07/21/2018, Last updated: 06/28/2019