2008 Joe Hale

Joe Hale spent more than 40 years at Disney, during which he worked as an animator, special effects artist, story man and producer. He worked on more than 43 short subjects, including Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom; It’s Tough To Be a Bird; Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, Too; and The Truth About Mother Goose. Joe worked on many of Disney’s educational films, such as Horns and Antlers, Nature’s Living Album and Teeth Are for Chewing. His television credits include Disneyland USA, Disneyland Tenth Anniversary, The Plausible Impossible and Disneyland After Dark. Joe also worked (most often as a layout artist) on several classic features, including Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty and 101 Dalmatians. He developed an expertise in combining animation and live action, and in that capacity worked on several television specials featuring Walt, as well as on Mary Poppins, Bedknobs and Broomsticks and Pete’s Dragon. Joe was nominated for an Academy Award for his special effects work on The Black Hole. Joe developed the story for The Black Cauldron and subsequently was chosen to produce the film. The feature helped launch the careers of Andrea Deja, Glen Keane, Don Hahn, Ruben Aquino and Tim Burton, among others.
 

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