David Hand (1900–1986)Animation Department | Director | Producer
Date of Birth 23 January 1900, Plainfield, New Jersey, USA
Date of Death 11 October 1986, San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Birth Name David Dodd Hand
David Hand was born on January 23, 1900 in Plainfield, New Jersey, USA as David Dodd Hand. He is known for his work on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Bambi (1942) and Three Orphan Kittens (1935). He died on October 11, 1986 in San Luis Obispo, California, USA.
All but four of Hand's "Animaland" cartoon shorts were thought to have been lost. An additional five short films were found by Burbank, California film archivist Ken Kramer, in an odd-lot sale of miscellanEous reels. The animator's son, David Hale Hand, authorized the release of all 9 extant films onto home video.
Hand began as animator on the 'Out of the Inkwell' cartoons in the 1920s. He joined Disney studio 1930.
In Britain from 1945 to 1950, setting up a short-lived cartoon unit, Gaumont British Animation at Moor Hall, for the Rank Organisation.