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2013 Bruce Reitherman
Bruce Reitherman is a multitalented film artist who has found success as an actor, cinematographer, director, writer and producer.
Bruce was born in Burbank, California, and as a child, provided the voices of two iconic characters in Disney classics: Mowgli in The Jungle Book and Christopher Robin in Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree. Both films were directed by his father, Wolfgang Reitherman, one of Walt Disney's celebrated Nine Old Men.
After graduating from U.C. Berkeley in 1977 with an independent major in natural resources and a minor in Spanish, Bruce worked as a river guide, field biologist, naturalist, expedition leader and biological consultant. Starting out as a freelance cinematographer in 1983, Bruce has worked on natural history productions in exotic locations from Alaska to Australia.
Bruce has gone on to produce documentaries broadcast by PBS, National Geographic Television, The Discovery Channel, the BBC and Canal Plus. Among his projects: He wrote, produced and directed Big Sur: California's Wild Coast; produced and photographed New True-Life Adventures: Alaska: Dances of the Caribou; and contributed to such television programs as In the Wild, Nature, and Big Bear Week.
He has also appeared as himself in several documentaries, including The Bare Necessities: The Making of The Jungle Book, The 100 Greatest Family Films, and The Disney Family Album.
Bruce lives in Santa Barbara, California, with his wife, artist Erika Hill, and their daughter Camilla.