Stevenson, Robert

Stevenson, Robert (1905-1986) Extremely prolific and successful director of Disney live-action films, including some of the most popular box-office hits—Johnny Tremain, Old Yeller, Darby O’Gill and the Little People, Kidnapped, The Absent-Minded Professor, In Search of the Castaways, Son of Flubber, The Misadventures of Merlin Jones, Mary Poppins, The Monkey’s Uncle, That Darn Cat!, The Gnome-mobile, Blackbeard’s Ghost, The Love Bug, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Herbie Rides Again, The Island at the Top of the World, One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing, The Shaggy D.A. In 1977 he was labeled “the most commercially successful director in the history of films” by Variety.  He was named a Disney Legend in 2002.