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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Erdman Penner - Choice number 32 as a Disney Legend

My 32nd choice for the Disney Legend Honor goes to Erdman Penner. Penner was involved in several Disney Studio projects as a writer, director, lyricist and producer. According to Disney-Wiki and IMBD, here are some of his Disney career highlights:
Penner is on the far right with Winston Hibler, Ted Sears and Walt Disney

  • Maleficent [based on Sleeping Beauty; story adaption]
  • Sleeping Beauty [story adaption, lyrics"The Skumps Song" (1958)-uncredited]
  • Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color [writer-five episodes,writer:"The Reluctant Dragon"-uncredited, himself-two episodes-credited as Ed Penner]
  • Lady and the Tramp [story and associate producer]
  • Peter Pan [story, lyrics:"A Pirate's Life", performer:"Blast That Peter Pan/A Pirate's Life" reprise]
  • Penner was one of the driving forces behind Captain Hook's foppish dandy persona.
  • Alice in Wonderland [story]
  • Cinderella [story]
  • The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad [story]
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow [writer]
  • Melody Time [story]
  • Pecos Bill [writer]
  • The Legend of Johnny Appleseed [story]
  • Make Mine Music [story-credited as Ed Penner]
  • Victory Through Air Power [story adaption]
  • The Reluctant Dragon [story "Reluctant Dragon" Sequence, lyrics:"The Reluctant Dragon"-credited as Ed Penner]
  • The Reluctant Dragon [story]
  • Fantasia [story development-segment "The Pastoral Symphony"]
  • Pinocchio [story adaption]
  • Mickey's Fun Songs: Beach Party at Walt Disney World [music-"A Pirate's Life"-credited as Ed Penner]
  • Mickey's Amateurs [director-uncredited]
  • Dateline: Disneyland [himself-credited as Firehouse Five Plus Two]
  • One Hour in Wonderland [himself-firehouse Five plus two (Also credited as Ed Penner)]

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