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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 412,487 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Wolfgang Reitherman is the 420th most popular film director (up from 469th in 2019), the 2,229th most popular biography from Germany (up from 2,368th in 2019) and the 20th most popular German Film Director.

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Among film directors, Wolfgang Reitherman ranks 420 out of 1,581Before him are Delmer Daves, Douglas Trumbull, Larisa Shepitko, Héctor Babenco, Richard Thorpe, and Hiroshi Inagaki. After him are Georges Lautner, Alberto Lattuada, Mike Leigh, Kira Muratova, Édouard Molinaro, and Denys Arcand.

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Among people born in 1909, Wolfgang Reitherman ranks 102Before him are August Derleth, Karl Schäfer, Adib Shishakli, Isa Miranda, André Abegglen, and Hendrik Casimir. After him are Teiichi Matsumaru, Georg Konrad Morgen, Taqi al-Din al-Nabhani, David Riesman, Mehmed Orhan, and Gerhard Gentzen. Among people deceased in 1985, Wolfgang Reitherman ranks 72Before him are Eugene Ormandy, Fred Uhlman, Matti Järvinen, Denis de Rougemont, Edmond O'Brien, and Vasyl Stus. After him are Heinz Hoffmann, Afet İnan, Theodore Sturgeon, Anton Karas, Vladimir Jankélévitch, and Karl Menger.

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Among people born in Germany, Wolfgang Reitherman ranks 2,229 out of 6,142Before him are William II, Elector of Hesse (1777), Henry Morgenthau Sr. (1856), Heinrich Ehrler (1917), William IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (1532), Edmund Heines (1897), and Ernest I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1497). After him are Princess Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt (1761), Georg Konrad Morgen (1909), Princess Mathilde of Bavaria (1877), Heinz Hoffmann (1910), Agnes of Hesse (1527), and Marianne Koch (1931).


Among film directors born in Germany, Wolfgang Reitherman ranks 20Before him are Douglas Sirk (1897), Margarethe von Trotta (1942), Mike Nichols (1931), Veit Harlan (1899), Lotte Reiniger (1899), and Gustaf Gründgens (1899). After him are Oskar Fischinger (1900), Peter Stein (1937), Alexander Kluge (1932), Walter Ruttmann (1887), Walter Frentz (1907), and Tom Tykwer (1965).