Don Patterson (animator)
Don Patterson (December 26, 1909 – December 12, 1998) was an American producer, animator, and director who worked at various studios during the Golden age of American animation, including Disney, the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio, Walter Lantz Productions, and Hanna-Barbera. He was the older brother of animator Ray Patterson.
|Died||December 12, 1998 (aged 88)|
|Employer||Walt Disney Animation Studios (1935-1947) |
Walter Lantz Productions (1950-1960)
DePatie-Freleng Enterprises (1963-1981)
Leonard Maltin says in Of Mice and Magic, "Don Patterson was the first of Lantz's animation team to try directing, and he showed great aptitude for the assignment. His shorts are among the best of the early-1950s product, showing deft handling of characters and snappy timing. In 1952 he 'supervised' one of the best Woody Woodpecker cartoons of all time, Termites from Mars." Patterson also directed Hypnotic Hick (1953), Socko in Morocco and Alley to Bali (both 1954).
Patterson won a Golden Award at the 1985 Motion Pictures Screen Cartoonists Awards.
|Fantasia||Animator - Segment "A Night on Bald Mountain/Ave Maria"|
|1945||The Three Caballeros||Animator|
|1946||Make Mine Music||Effects Animator|
- Barrier, Michael (1999). Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden Age. Oxford University Press. p. 171. ISBN 9780198020790.
- Maltin, Leonard (1987). Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons (Revised ed.). Plume. p. 177. ISBN 0-452-25993-2.
- Don Patterson - Awards. Internet Movie Database.