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Year[s] |Title
|Studio
|Role
1945-49 Animaland
GBA
Director/
Animator
Musical Paintbox
"
1948 Festival of Britain
[animation demonstration]
n/a
Animator
1950 Rooty Toot Toot
UPA
Production
Gerald McBoing-Boing
"
Willie The Kid
"
1952-55 Peter Pan
Walt Disney Studios
Asst. Animator,
Storyboard
Artist, Designer
Lady And The Tramp
Toot, Whistle, Plunk And Boom
"
Pigs Is Pigs
"
Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy Shorts
"
1953 USO Tour to Korea with
Bob Hope
n/a
Artist
Mr. Magoo
UPA
Christopher Crumpet
"
Animator
Tell-Tale Heart
"
1955 Tara The Stonecutter
Fine Arts
Films, Inc.
Producer, Director, Animator
Various
Audio Visual Associates
Animation Script Director
1956 Petroushka
Original Score conducted
by Igor Stravinsky [First-ever animated TV special]
NBC/FAF
Producer, Director, Writer
"
"
1959 Butternut Coffee Commercials
FAF, Inc.
Co-Producer w/Stan Freberg
1960 Journey to the Stars, US/NASA Space Pavilion,
Seattle World’s Fair
FAF, Inc. in cooperation with NASA
Producer
Director
1961 Founded John Wilson Productions Pty.
Melbourne, Australia
JPW
1963 ASIFA Hollywood with Chuck Jones, Ward Kimball and Les Goldman
n/a
Co-founder
Irma La Douce
[animated trailer]
MGM
1964-66 Exploring [TV Series]
NBC
Producer, Director, Animator
Fish And The Burning Stones
"
Casey At The Bat
"
Magic Tinderbox
"
Smallest Elephant In The World
"
Hailstones And Halibut Bones
"
Gulliver’s Travels
"
Emperor’s Oblong Pancake
"
King Midas
"
Salty Sea
"
Battle Of Bunker Hill
"
Darius Green
"
Johnny Appleseed
"
Jumping Frog Of Calaveras County
"
Voyage To The Moon
"
Starseekers
"
Shakespeare’s Songs
"
1967 First International Animated Film Festival
n/a
Organizer
1968-70 Shinbone Alley
[Feature Film]
Allied Artists
FAF, Inc.
Producer, Director
1970-73 The Sonny & Cher Show
CBS
Animator
Animated Titles
Music Videos performed by Sonny & Cher except where noted:
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
"
A Cowboy’s Work Is Never Done
"
Demon Alcohol [The Kinks]
"
Big Yellow Taxi
[Joni Mitchell]
"
Reachin' [Bob Moline]
"
Brand New Key
"
Sweet Gypsy Rose
"
Dark Lady
"
Angie Baby
"
Black & White
"
Both Sides Now
[Joni Mitchell / Early computer animation]
"
Candy Man
"
One Tin Soldier [Coven]
"
Higher Ground
"
1972-76 Laugh-In
NBC
Midnight Special
NBC
Carol Burnett Show
CBS
1974 Cos with Bill Cosby
ABC
Chocolate Princess [short]
"
1978 Grease, the Movie
Paramount Pictures
Animator
Main Title and Prologue
Designed Grease logo
"
1982 Stanley, The Ugly Duckling
ABC
1983 Hollywood Trickfilm Festival, Amerika Haus,
Munich, Germany
FAF, Inc.
Organizer
1984 Gotta Serve Somebody
[Bob Dylan Music Video]
FAF, Inc.
Producer, Animator
1986 ArtsAmerica
US State Department
Organizer
1987 Fraggle Rock
Marvel Productions
Gem
Ghostbusters
DIC
1988 Ferngully
[Pre-production work for feature film]
20th Century Fox
Conceptual Artist
1989 Peter Pan and the Pirates [Animated series]
20th Century Fox
Director
1990-91 Time Challengers
Marvel Productions
Director
Bucky O'Hare
Little Shop of Horrors
"
Space Cats
"
1992 The Specialists
MTV
Director
1993 The Seventh Brother
Pannonia Film Company
Supervising Director
1994 Madeline [TV series]
DIC
Director
Madeline [Video Game]
Vortex Media Arts
Character Designer
1996 Kingdom of the Monkeys
Siriol
Animator


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Gerald McBoing-Boing
Academy Award

Toot, Whistle, Plunk & Boom
Academy Award

Shinbone Alley
Filmex, Los Angeles

Shinbone Alley
Annecy Festival, Switzerland

archy+mehitabel
Golden Phoenix, Atlanta Festival

Irma La Douce
Zagreb Fest, Croatia

Big Yellow Taxi
Arts America World Tour Citation

Madeline [for DIC]
ACE Award

Tara the Stonecutter
New York Golden Eagle
London Film Festival Award
Edinburgh Film Festival Award





Natal Society of Artists
South Africa

Summer Show
Royal Academy of Art, London

South Africa House
London

Royal Oilpainters Institute
London

Royal Society Watercolours
London

White Chapel Art Gallery
London

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

California Watercolor Society

San Gabriel Valley Art Association

South Pasadena Art Gallery

Pasadena Art Associates

Pasadena Society of Artists

Jack Carr Gallery, Pasadena

Marvel Productions, Burbank

Directors Guild of America
Los Angeles, CA

Amerika Haus
Munich, Germany
[Wilson Retrospective]

California Watercolor Society

San Francisco Art Association

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Walt Disney Gallery
Burbank, California

UPA Gallery

New York Art Director’s Guild




[Earned serving Britain in WWII]

War Medal
Victory Medal
Desert Star
War Star
King George VI War Medal





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