John Wilson

1969 - 1970

Wimbledon, London, England, UK

Animation

Director

Biography

John D. Wilson was a British animation director, producer, and animator. He began his career after World War II, working in the art department of Pinewood Studios. John then joined GB Animation, where learned the art of animation under the tutelage of former Disney animation director David Hand. In 1950, the Wilson family immigrated to the United States where John joined the Walt Disney Studios and worked on classic films such as Peter Pan and Lady and the Tramp as well as cartoons. In 1955, Wilson founded his own animation company, Fine Arts Films.