Wolfgang Reitherman

1909 - 1985

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Wolfgang Reitherman (June 26, 1909 – May 22, 1985), also known and sometimes credited as Woolie Reitherman, was a German-American animator, director and producer and one of the Nine Old Men of core animators at Walt Disney Productions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wolfgang Reitherman has received more than 379,244 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Wolfgang Reitherman is the 469th most popular film director (up from 491st in 2019), the 2,368th most popular biography from Germany (down from 2,251st in 2019) and the 23rd most popular German Film Director.

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Among film directors, Wolfgang Reitherman ranks 469 out of 1,580Before him are Claude Zidi, Luis García Berlanga, Zack Snyder, Seijun Suzuki, Max Fleischer, and Alain Corneau. After him are Alain Tanner, Jean Eustache, Nick Castle, Takashi Miike, Jack Clayton, and Hal Ashby.

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Among people born in 1909, Wolfgang Reitherman ranks 113Before him are Edwin H. Land, Isa Miranda, Adib Shishakli, Matti Järvinen, Johannes Willebrands, and Richard Wurmbrand. After him are André Pieyre de Mandiargues, Henri Alekan, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Reuven Shiloah, Barry Goldwater, and André Cayatte. Among people deceased in 1985, Wolfgang Reitherman ranks 79Before him are Tapio Wirkkala, Alfredo Foni, Paul Castellano, Matti Järvinen, Anton Karas, and Afet İnan. After him are Evgeny Lifshitz, Laura Ashley, Sergei Yutkevich, John G. Trump, Vasyl Stus, and Lovro von Matačić.

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Among people born in Germany, Wolfgang Reitherman ranks 2,368 out of 5,289Before him are Erich Hückel (1896), Gundula Janowitz (1937), Julius Klaproth (1783), John I, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken (1550), Klaus Allofs (1956), and Nikolaus Federmann (1505). After him are Lilly Reich (1885), Ernst May (1886), Franz von Sickingen (1481), Christian Fürchtegott Gellert (1715), Toni Turek (1919), and Princess Therese of Saxe-Altenburg (1836).


Among film directors born in Germany, Wolfgang Reitherman ranks 23Before him are Oskar Fischinger (1900), Lotte Reiniger (1899), Veit Harlan (1899), Walter Ruttmann (1887), Gustaf Gründgens (1899), and Alexander Kluge (1932). After him are Henry Koster (1905), Joseph Vilsmaier (1939), Peter Stein (1937), Tom Tykwer (1965), Walter Frentz (1907), and Oliver Hirschbiegel (1957).