Richard P. Huemer
November 30, 1979, Burbank, California, United States
The Adventures of Buck O'Rue: And His Hoss, Reddish, Lady & The Tramp
Dumbo, Fantasia, Alice in Wonderland, Saludos Amigos, Lady and the Tramp
Joe Grant, Ben Sharpsteen, Ted Sears, Wilfred Jackson, Norm Ferguson
Toby the pup down south 1931 dick huemer sid davis
Dick Huemer (January 2, 1898 in New York City, New York – November 30, 1979 in Burbank, California) was an animator in the Golden Age of Animation.
- Toby the pup down south 1931 dick huemer sid davis
- DHI Special Dick Huemer and the Early Days of American Animation Part 1
- Awards and accomplishments
- TV shows some dates uncertain
- Newspaper features
- Phonograph records
DHI Special - Dick Huemer and the Early Days of American Animation Part 1
While as an artist-illustrator living in The Bronx, New York, Huemer first began his career in animation at the Raoul Barré cartoon studio in 1916. He joined the Fleischer Studio in 1923 where he developed the Koko the Clown character. Later he moved to Hollywood and worked as an animator and director for the Charles Mintz studio. He subsequently moved to the Disney Studio, where he remained for the duration of his career, except for a 3-year hiatus from 1948-51 when he pioneered animated TV commercials and created The Adventures of Buck O'Rue comic strip. Some of Huemer's most creative work was done in partnership with Joe Grant; examples include Fantasia (story director), Dumbo (screenplay), and several propaganda films to advance the U.S. war effort during World War II. Atypically, Huemer and Grant submitted Dumbo to Walt Disney not as a completed storyboard, but as a series of storyboard "chapters," each ending in a cliffhanger. This was intended to pique Disney's enthusiasm for the project, and it worked. Dick was at the Disney organization from April 16, 1933 to February 28, 1973.
Awards and accomplishments
Huemer was given a Mousecar by the Disney Studio in February 1973 at a ceremony attended by a number of his peers.
He accepted the Winsor McCay Award at the Annie Awards in October 1978 and was introduced by Ward Kimball.
On October 10, 2007, Huemer's son Dr. Richard P. Huemer accepted the Disney Legends award that was given in his father's name.