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Oliver Wallace
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    (August 6, 1887-September 15, 1963)
    Born in London, England, United Kingdom
    Oliver George Wallace
    Worked on nearly 150 Walt Disney productions over a 27-year period
    Wrote the scores for 'Girl in the Case' (1934), 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarves' (1937), 'Pinocchio' (1940), 'Dumbo' (1941), 'Bambi' (1942), 'Victory Through Air Power' (1943), 'Saludos Amigos' (1943), 'Seal Island' (1948), 'Cinderella' (1950), 'Alice in Wonderland' (1951), 'Peter Pan' (1953), 'Old Yeller' (1957), 'White Wilderness' (1958), 'Tonka' (1958), 'Darby O'Gill and the Little People' (1959), and 'Ten Weeks with the Circus' (1959)
    Wrote songs 'Go Out and Get Your Man,' 'I Have the Right Idea,' 'Pink Elephants on Parade,' 'When I See an Elephant Fly,' 'Hop on Your Pogo Stick,' 'Crazy Over Daisy,' and 'Old Yeller (Theme)'
    His output was almost completely restricted to compositions for The Walt Disney Company.
    Frank Thomas called him a 'funny,' 'eccentric,' 'noisy,' 'unexpected madman' 'who looked like a bantam rooster.'
    His single voice acting credit was in the obscure (albeit underrated) 'Wind in the Willows' package short; as the story's dwarfish antagonist - Mr. Winkie (stop laughing).
    He composed the theme for the controversial 'Der Fuehrer's Face' Donald Duck cartoon, which some have claimed glamorizes Nazism (even though it was clearly meant as brutal satire).
    He worked as a musical accompanist for silent films.
    He was responsible for some of the most beautiful instrumentals in some of Disney's most beloved classics.
    He was a house organist for the prestigious Granada Theatre in San Francisco - and later Sid Grauman’s Rialto Theatre in Los Angeles.
    He is frequently cited as the first musician to use a pipe organ to accompany motion pictures (most famously showcased in 'Bride of Frankenstein').
    He received four other Oscar nominations, including for 'Cinderella' and 'Wonderland.'
    He won an Oscar for Best Original Score for his work on 'Dumbo,' which he shared with Frank Churchill, in 1942.
    He received an Emmy nomination for his score for 'Disneyland' (1957).
    Frank Thomas also said of him: 'He was a genius, loved by all, and responsible for so many unique musical moments in our pictures.'

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