Luske, Hamilton “Ham”

Luske, Hamilton “Ham” (1903-1968) He began at Disney in 1931. He animated on cartoons until 1943 when he became a director for training films; later he directed Ben and Me, Donald in Mathmagic Land, Donald and the Wheel, Scrooge McDuck and Money. He was supervising director on Pinocchio; sequence director on Fantasia, Saludos Amigos, Make Mine Music, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, One Hundred and One Dalmatians; cartoon director on The Reluctant Dragon, Fun and Fancy Free, Melody Time, So Dear to My Heart, and Mary Poppins. He was noted for his animation of Max Hare in The Tortoise and the Hare, of Jenny Wren in Who Killed Cock Robin?, Elmer in Elmer Elephant, and Snow White herself in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. He shared a Visual Effects Oscar in 1965 for Mary Poppins with Peter Ellenshaw and Eustace Lycett, and was named a Disney Legend posthumously in 1999.