Joe Grant

Birthday:

05/15/1908

Place of birth:

New York, New York, USA:

Biography:

From Wikipedia: Born in New York City, New York, he worked for The Walt Disney Company as a character designer and story artist beginning in 1933 on the Mickey Mouse short, "Mickey's Gala Premiere". He was a Disney legend. He created the Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. He co-wrote Dumbo. He also led development of Pinocchio and Fantasia. During World War II, Grant worked on war cartoons including the Academy Award winning Der Fuehrer's Face. He left the Disney studio in 1949 and ran a ceramics business and a greeting card business but returned in 1989 to work on Beauty and the Beast. He also worked on Aladdin, The Lion King, Pocahontas, Mulan, Fantasia 2000, and Pixar's Monsters, Inc. among others. The last two films he worked on before his death, Chicken Little and Pixar's Up, were dedicated to him. Grant worked four days a week at Disney until he died, nine days before his 97th birthday. Grant's final project, Lorenzo, for which he conceived the idea and helped storyboard, received an Academy Award nomination in 2005.


Film Credits

The Making of Pinocchio: No Strings Attached (2009)
as Himself (archival footage)
The Fantasia Legacy: The Concert Feature (2000)
as Himself

Production Credits

Walt Disney Treasures: More Silly Symphonies (2006)
Writer
Walt Disney's Fables - Vol.6 (2004)
Writer
Lorenzo (2004)
Writer
Walt Disney Treasures: Silly Symphonies (2001)
Writer
Fantasia 2000 (1999)
Writer
The Lion King (1994)
Character Designer
The Lion King (1994)
Visual Development
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Visual Development
Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Story
Reason and Emotion (1943)
Writer
Education for Death (1943)
Screenplay
The Spirit of '43 (1943)
Writer
Der Fuehrer's Face (1943)
Writer
Pedro (1942)
Writer
The New Spirit (1942)
Story
Dumbo (1941)
Screenplay
Fantasia (1940)
Story
Pinocchio (1940)
Characters
Wynken, Blynken & Nod (1938)
Storyboard
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Character Technical Supervisor
More Kittens (1936)
Story
Toby Tortoise Returns (1936)
Story
Toby Tortoise Returns (1936)
Storyboard
Thru the Mirror (1936)
Story
Three Little Wolves (1936)
Storyboard
Broken Toys (1935)
Characters
Three Orphan Kittens (1935)
Story
Who Killed Cock Robin? (1935)
Story
The Tortoise and the Hare (1935)
Characters
Mickey's Gala Premier (1933)
Animation
Parade of the Award Nominees (1932)
Animation