William Garity

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William Garity
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Born (1899-04-02)April 2, 1899
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Died September 16, 1971(1971-09-16) (aged 72)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.

William E. "Bill" Garity (April 2, 1899 – September 16, 1971) was an American inventor and technician best known for the his employment at Walt Disney Studios, where in 1937 he and Ub Iwerks developed the multiplane camera[1][2] and where he developed Fantasound, an early stereophonic surround sound system for 1940's Fantasia.[3] After leaving the Disney studio, Garity later became vice president and production manager for Walter Lantz Productions. He was inducted in the Disney Legends program in 1999.


  1. ^ Parkinson, David (2007). The Rough Guide to Film Musicals. Penguin. p. 161. 
  2. ^ LoBrutto, Vincent (2005). Becoming film literate: the art and craft of motion pictures. ABC-CLIO. p. 138. 
  3. ^ Garity, William E.; Jones, Watson (July 1942). "Experiences in Road-Showing Walt Disney's Fantasia". Journal of the Society of Motion Picture Engineers (United States) 39. 

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