• January 24, 1906
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Male
  • American

Wilfred Jackson


Wilfred Jackson was an American animator, arranger, composer and director best known for his work on the Mickey Mouse and Silly Symphonies series of cartoons and the Night on Bald Mountain/Ave Maria Segment of Fantasia from Walt Disney Productions. He was also instrumental in developing the system with which Disney added music and sound to Steamboat Willie, the first Mickey Mouse cartoon. Several of the Silly Symphony shorts he directed, including The Old Mill (1937), won Academy Awards during the 1930s. Starting with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937 he directed sequences in many of the major Disney animated features up to Lady and the Tramp in 1955, including all of the animated sequences in Song of the South (1946). He later moved into television, producing and directing for Disney's Disneyland series. After continuing health issues he retired in 1961. Wilfred Jackson died at age 82 in 1988. Jackson attended Otis Art Institute (now called Otis College of Art and Design) in the 1920s. (cc-by-sa wikipedia)


Movie NameRelease Date
The Old Mill November 5, 1937
Dumbo October 31, 1941
Peter Pan February 5, 1953
Alice in Wonderland September 14, 1951
Lady and the Tramp June 22, 1955
Song of the South November 20, 1946
Cinderella March 4, 1950
Pinocchio February 23, 1940
Fantasia June 20, 1941
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs February 4, 1938