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James Algar (1912–1998)


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 of Fantasia (1940), as well as several sequences of Bambi (1942). Algar was one of ... See full bio »

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(1953)
White Wilderness Director
(1958)
The African Lion Director
(1955)
Secrets of Life Director
(1956)

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 1999 Fantasia 2000 (segment "Sorcerer's Apprentice, The")
 1984 DTV: Golden Oldies (Video) (original material)
 1974 Carlo, the Sierra Coyote (TV Movie)
  The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (13 episodes, 1954 - 1974) (segment director - 1 episode, 1957) (sequence director - 1 episode, 1957)
- Jungle Cat (1964)
- Disneyland '61/Olympic Elk (1961) ... (segment "Olympic Elk")
 1967 The Jungle Book (earlier film clips, uncredited)
 1960 Jungle Cat (Documentary)
 1958 Grand Canyon (Short documentary)
 1958 White Wilderness (Documentary)
 1956 Secrets of Life (Documentary)
 1955 The African Lion (Documentary)
 1954 The Vanishing Prairie (Documentary)
 1953 The Living Desert (Documentary)
 1953 Prowlers of the Everglades (Documentary short)
 1953 The Alaskan Eskimo (Documentary short)
 1953 Bear Country (Short documentary)
 1952 The Olympic Elk (Documentary short)
 1951 Nature's Half Acre (Documentary short)
 1950 Beaver Valley (Documentary short)
 1949 The Wind in the Willows (Short)
 1948 Seal Island (Documentary short)
 1945 Tuberculosis (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1945 Something You Didn't Eat (Documentary short)
 1943 Victory Through Air Power (Documentary) (sequence director: animation)
 1942 Bambi (sequence director)
 1942 Four Methods of Flush Riveting (Documentary short)
 1940 Fantasia (: in most releases - segment "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", uncredited)
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He has three films that have been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant: Fantasia (1940), Bambi (1942) and The Living Desert (1953).

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