Bill Walsh (producer)

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Bill Walsh (September 30, 1913 – January 27, 1975) was a comic author, film producer and screenwriter who primarily worked on live-action films for Walt Disney Productions. He was born in New York City. For his work on Mary Poppins, he shared Academy Award nominations for Best Picture with Walt Disney, and for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium with Don DaGradi. He died in Los Angeles and was interred in Glendale's Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.


Year Film Producer Screenwriter
1961 The Absent-Minded Professor Yes Yes
1963 Son of Flubber Yes Yes
1964 The Misadventures of Merlin Jones No Yes
1964 Mary Poppins Yes Yes
1965 That Darn Cat! Yes Yes
1966 Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. Yes Yes
1968 Blackbeard's Ghost No Yes
1969 The Love Bug Yes Yes
1971 Bedknobs and Broomsticks Yes Yes
1974 Herbie Rides Again Yes Yes
1974 One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing Yes Yes


Walsh scripted the Mickey Mouse daily comic strip drawn by Floyd Gottfredson from 1944 until 1964. He found it an enjoyable collaboration and only his heavy workload finally forced him to give it up. One of the continuities he wrote before the strip became gag-a-day was reprinted in Gladstone Comic Album No. 17 (1989) as Mickey Mouse and the World of Tomorrow.

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