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Hamilton Luton Luske (October 16, 1903 – February 19, 1968) was an American animator and film director. He joined the Walt Disney Productions animation studio in 1931 and he was soon trusted enough by Walt Disney to be made supervising animator of Snow White in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.[1]

Hamilton Luske
Hamilton Luton Luske

(1903-10-16)October 16, 1903
DiedFebruary 19, 1968(1968-02-19) (aged 64)
Years active1934–1968
EmployerWalt Disney Animation Studios (1931-1968)
ChildrenTommy Luske,

He directed many Disney films and animated shorts from 1936 until his death in 1968. In 1965, he won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects for directing the animated sequence in Mary Poppins .[2]

He was born in Chicago, Illinois, on October 16, 1903, and died in Bel Air, California, on February 19, 1968, at age 64.

Luske was the father of child actor Tommy Luske, who provided the voice of Michael Darling in Peter Pan.

Filmography as directorEdit


  1. ^ "Disney Legends - D23".
  2. ^ "Hamilton Luske".

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