James Algar

American Actor James Algar

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James Algar studied at Stanford where he developed his skills as a cartoonist by drawing for the university's satirical magazine, The Chaparral. He joined the Disney Organisation in 1934, initially as animator. He directed the classic "Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment ofFantasia (1940), as well as several sequences of Bambi (1942). Algar was one of several key personnel to whom Walt Disney delegated higher executive functions. During the 1950's, he assumed the mantle of chief writer/director for Disney's True Life Adventure series, turning out such Oscar-winning documentaries as The Living Desert (1953) andThe Vanishing Prairie (1954).

Algar was named a Disney Legend in 1998 and has been recipient of the Look Magazine Movie Award for outstanding achievement in production. - IMDb Mini Biography By: I.S.Mowis

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Age 85
Modesto, California, USA
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Year Movie Country Role Credit Ratings
1999 Fantasia 2000 United States Director 0.00
1942 Bambi United States Director 0.00
1940 Fantasia United States Director 0.00

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