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animated motion picture producer.

Wolfgang Reitherman, German animated motion picture producer. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross, Air medal with oak leaf cluster. Served as pilot United States Army Air Force, 1941-1945.; Member American Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Background

Reitherman, Wolfgang was born on June 26, 1909 in Munich, Bavaria. Son of Philipp and Rosina Marie (Kuhner) Reitherman.

Education

Came to the United States, 1911, naturalized, 1919. Student Pasadena Junior College, 1927-1928, Chouinard Art School, 1930-1931.

Career

Animator Walt Disney Studios, 1932-1937, director animator, 1937-1941, director, producer, 1948-1985.

Membership

Served as pilot United States Army Air Force, 1941-1945. Member American Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Connections

Married Janie Marie McMillan, November 26, 1946. Children: Richard Wolfgang, Robert King, Bruce Philip.

father:
Philipp Reitherman

mother:
Rosina Marie (Kuhner) Reitherman

spouse:
Janie Marie McMillan

children:
Richard Wolfgang Reitherman

Robert King Reitherman

Bruce Philip Reitherman