Student, Fresno State College, 1931. AB magna cum laude, Stanford University, 1933. Postgraduate, Chouinard Art School, 1934.
Postgraduate, Walt Disney Studio, 1934.
Directing animator Walt Disney Company, Burbank, California, 1934-1978. Retired, 1978
Lecturer, speaker in field. Chairman jury New York International Animated Film Festival, 1975.
Guest speaker Russian Government and Soyuzmultfilm and other East European countries, 1976, United States Information Agency Cultural Exchange Program, 1986. With United States Air Force, 1942-1945. Member Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Jeanette Armentrout, February 16, 1946. Children: Ann Winfield, Gregg Franklin, Theodore William, Douglas Craig.