John Sutherland (producer)

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Jonathan Sutherland
Born
John Sutherland

(1910-09-11)September 11, 1910
DiedFebruary 17, 2001(2001-02-17) (aged 90)
OccupationProducer
Years active1931–1973
Spouse(s)
Paula Winslowe
(m. 1939; died 1996)
Children4

John Sutherland (September 11, 1910 – February 17, 2001) was an American movie producer.[1]

Sutherland was an animator on the 1931 short The Beach Party and voiced the adult Bambi in the 1942 Disney movie Bambi (despite this credit also being given to actor Hardie Albright). Sutherland produced 45 movies from 1945 to 1973.[1] Many of his films were instructional cartoons produced for Harding College extolling the socioeconomic concept of capitalism and delivering a political message on the benefits of both corporate and individual liberty, and the drawbacks of government intervention, particularly with Make Mine Freedom and Fresh Laid Plans.[2]

Life[edit]

Sutherland was born on September 11, 1910, in Williston, North Dakota.

Film career[edit]

Sutherland moved to Los Angeles, California, to work in the film industry. He started his career as an animator in 1931, with a short movie, The Beach Party. While in Los Angeles, Sutherland married Paula Winslowe on September 16, 1939, and had four children.

Sutherland and Winslowe worked with Walt Disney in the 1942 film Bambi, where she voiced the mother of his character.

Sutherland quit the film industry in 1973, and moved to Van Nuys, California.

Death[edit]

Sutherland died on February 17, 2001, in his house in Van Nuys. He was 90.

Selected filmography[edit]

Producer Live-Action

Producer - Animation

  • The Flying Jeep ( Daffy Ditty ) 1945
  • The Cross-Eyed Bull ( Daffy Ditty ) 1945
  • The Lady Said No ( Daffy Ditty ) 1946
  • Choo Choo Amigo ( Daffy Ditty ) 1946
  • Pepito's Serenade ( Daffy Ditty ) 1946
  • The Traitor Within ( OS ) 1946
  • The Fatal Kiss ( Daffy Ditty ) (8.28.1947)
  • Chiquita Banana ( Chiquita Banana (22 – 1 minutes commercials) ) (?.?.1948)
  • Make Mine Freedom ( Fun and Facts about America ) (?.?.1948)
  • Going Places ( Fun and Facts about America ) (?.?.1948)
  • Why Play Leap Frog? ( Fun and Facts about America ) (?.?.1949)
  • Meet King Joe ( Fun and Facts about America ) (?.?.1949)
  • Albert in Blunderland ( Fun and Facts about America ) (?.?.1950) a.k.a. To be an Ant
  • Inside Cackle Corners ( Fun and Facts about America ) (?.?.1951)
  • Fresh Laid Plans ( Fun and Facts about America ) (?.?.1951)
  • Career for Two (1951) ( OS ) (?.?.1951)
  • It's Everybody's Business ( OS ) (?.?.1954)
  • Man made Miracles ( OS ) (?.?.1954)
  • What Makes Us Tick ( OS ) (?.?.1956)
  • A Is For Atom ( OS ) (?.?.1956)
  • Destination Earth ( OS ) (?.?.1956)
  • Bananas? Si, Señor! ( Chiquita Banana ) (?.?.1956)
  • The Living Circle ( Chiquita Banana ) (?.?.1956)
  • Breath of Life ( OS ) (?.?.1956)
  • Your Safety First ( OS ) (?.?.1956)
  • The Dragon´s Slayer ( OS ) (?.?.1957)
  • The Littlest Giant ( OS ) (?.?.1957)
  • Working Dollars ( OS ) (?.?.1957)
  • Living Unlimited ( OS ) (?.?.1957)
  • Rhapsody of Steel ( OS ) (?.?.1959)
  • A missile Named Mac ( OS ) (1962)

Note: First five Daffy Ditties were produced in stop-motion animation, the final Daffy Ditty and all other Sutherland

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