Wilfred Jackson

Wilfred Jackson ( born January 24, 1906 in Chicago, † August 7, 1988 in Newport Beach ) was an American animation director.

After his education at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles Wilfred Jackson worked from 1928 for Disney. For the animated cartoon Steamboat Willie, he developed a method for synchronizing of images and music. After Steamboat Willie, he directed several short films. Of these, the The Tortoise and the Hare (1935 ), The Country Cousin (1937) and The Old Mill (1938 ) was awarded the Oscar for best animated short film. He also worked co-director on a number of feature-length Disney films. These include: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs ( 1937 ) Cinderella (1950 ) Alice in Wonderland (1951 ), Peter Pan ( 1953) Lady and the Tramp ( 1955).

Starting in 1954, Wilfred Jackson produced 13 episodes of the Walt Disney anthology television series. In 1998, he was posthumously honored as one of the Disney Legends.


  • Biography of Wilfred Jackson at Disney Legends (English ) accessed on 4 September 2008