One of Disney’s most prolific film and television producers, Bill Anderson was without a doubt part of Walt’s later “inner circle.”
In 1943, in the midst of World War II, Bill was hired by Disney when the Studio’s artistic community was dedicated to producing training films for the U.S. Armed Forces. He started in the Studio’s production control department, then was tapped to oversee the reorganization and expansion of feature animation’s Ink and Paint Department, which subsequently led Bill to a position as assistant to the Studio’s production manager.
By 1951, Bill was named Production Manager for the Studio and, five years later, Vice President in charge of Studio Operations. After the death of Walt Disney in 1966, he was selected to be part of a small group of producers who would guide Studio motion picture production over the next decade. From 1960 to 1984 Anderson also served on Disney’s board of directors. […]

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