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Born in Munich, Germany, Reitherman's family moved to America when he was a child. After attending Pasadena Junior College and briefly working as a draftsman for Douglas Aircraft, Reitherman returned to school at the Chouinard Art Institute, graduating in 1933.
Reitherman began working for Disney in 1934 along with future Disney legends Ward Kimball and Milt Kahl . The three worked together on a number of classic Disney shorts, including "The Band Concert", "Music Land ", and "Elmer Elephant ." In 1937 Reitherman worked on the first Disney feature-length film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
All in all, Reitherman worked on very Disney feature film produced from 1940 until his retirement in 1980, from Pinocchio to The Fox and the Hound. Beginning with 1961's One Hundred and One Dalmatians "Woolie", as he was called by friends, served as Disney's chief animation director. He also served as a producer, sequence director, and starred as himself in a 1941 short entitled "The Reluctant Dragon". Using his power, all three of Wolfgang's sons provided voices for Disney characters, including Christopher Robin and Wart from The Sword in the Stone.
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