Hamilton Luske


From 1931 Hamilton Luske worked for the Walt Disney Company as an animator. In the production of the film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, he served as chief animator for the presentation of Snow White. In this role, he developed the idea of ​​using actors as a living model for the animations. After the success of Snow White Luske worked for various Disney projects as a director or co-director, including the Oscar-nominated short film Ben and me.

The movie Cinderella, at the Hamilton Luske directed, received the 1951 Film Awards Golden Bear. In 1965 he was awarded, together with Peter Ellenshaw and Eustace Lycett, the Oscar for the special effects of the movie Marry Poppins.

1999 Luske was posthumously honored as one of the Disney Legends.


  • Biography of Hamilton Luske at Disney Legends ( English), accessed on 5 September 2008