Ted Berman

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Ted Berman
Born (1919-12-17)December 17, 1919
East Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died July 15, 2001(2001-07-15) (aged 81)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Film director, animator, screenwriter
Years active 1940s–1980s
Spouse(s) Jacqueline Berman

Ted Berman (December 17, 1919 – July 15, 2001) was an American film director, animator, and screenwriter, known for his work with Disney, including Bambi, Fantasia, and The Black Cauldron.[1]

Early life[edit]

Berman was born in East L.A.. He studied at the Chouinard Art Institute after growing up wanting to become an artist.


Joining Disney in the 1940s, Berman started off as an animator, but focused on writing and directing in his later years. Berman was also a fine-arts painter. He served on the Disney staff for nearly 50 years. Berman worked on a number of successful theatrical releases by the Mouse House along with his work with The Wonderful World of Color and The Mickey Mouse Club. In the 1980s, he helped direct The Fox and the Hound and The Black Cauldron before he retired from Disney.







He died at 81 in 2001 at his home in Los Angeles of natural causes, survived by his wife and children.


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