Larry Clemmons (November 25, 1906 – July 22, 1988) was an American animator, screenwriter and voice actor who was a writer for Bing Crosby on his various radio programs and one of the original animators for The Walt Disney Company.
|Died||July 22, 1988 (aged 81)|
|Alma mater||University of Michigan|
|Occupation||Animator, screenwriter, voice actor|
|Spouse(s)||Carletta Clarinda Hatch|
Clemmons graduated with a degree in architecture from University of Michigan but couldn't find work due to the effects of the Great Depression. So, desperate for work in any area he could find it, he accepted a job offer from Walt Disney in 1930 to work at his Hyperion Studios. After several years at Hyperion, he became an assistant animator for the Mickey Mouse film series.
Clemmons then freelanced in radio, and at the end of the war, landed a job on Bing Crosby’s prime-time network radio shows, where he spent nine years writing weekly scripts for Crosby and assorted guest stars. When the radio gig ended, he returned to Walt Disney Productions as a writer and segment producer on The Mickey Mouse Club. After finishing this assignment, he wrote Disney’s spoken intros for the television show entitled Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color. Clemmons retired in 1978.
|1935||The Tortoise and the Hare||Film short |
|1939||The Practical Pig||Film short |
|1941||The Reluctant Dragon||Live-action scenes only|
|1950||The Hank McCune Show||All episodes|
|1952||A Case of Hypnosis||TV Movie|
|1956||Disneyland, U.S.A.||Documentary short|
|1958-1961||Walt Disney Presents|
|1959||Disneyland '59||Television documentary|
|1961-1962||Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color|
|1966||Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree||Film short|
|1967||The Jungle Book|
|1968||Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day||Film short|
|1974||Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too||Film short|
|1977||The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh|
|The Rescuers||Also the voice of Gramps (the turtle)|
|1981||The Fox and the Hound|
|1935||The Tortoise and Hare||Film short|
|1939||The Hockey Champ||Uncredited|
|The Autograph Hound|
|Mr. Duck Steps Out||Uncredited|
- Obituaries : Larry Clemmons; One of Disney's First Writers for Animated Films - latimes Retrieved 2018-12-16.
- "Obituaries : Larry Clemmons; One of Disney's First Writers for Animated Films". Los Angeles Times. July 28, 1988. Retrieved March 14, 2015.
- "Larry Clemmons - About This Person - Movies & TV - NYTimes.com". www.nytimes.com. Retrieved March 14, 2015.
- "'Mouse in Transition': Larry Clemmons Chapter 2". www.cartoonbrew.com. Retrieved March 14, 2015.