Huemer, Dick

Huemer, Dick (1898-1979) Animation story director and comic strip artist; he joined Disney in 1933 as an animator. In 1938-39, he directed The Whalers and Goofy and Wilbur. He was story director on Fantasia, and worked on story on Dumbo, Saludos Amigos, Make Mine Music, and Alice in Wonderland. He left in 1948 but returned in 1951 to work in story and television. From 1955 until his retirement in 1973, he wrote the True-Life Adventures newspaper panel for the comic strip department. He was named a Disney Legend in 2007.