Ben Sharpsteen
Benjamin Sharpsteen

(1895-11-04)November 4, 1895
DiedDecember 20, 1980(1980-12-20) (aged 85)
Occupation(s)Film director, film producer
Years active1920–1980

Benjamin Sharpsteen (November 4, 1895 – December 20, 1980) was an American film director and producer for Disney. He directed 31 films between 1920 and 1980. Sharpsteen created a museum documenting the history of California's first millionaire, Sam Brannan, and the history of the Upper Napa Valley as well as more on Sharpsteen's life and work at the Sharpsteen Museum located in Calistoga, California.[2] He died in Napa County, California.


Year Title Credits
1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Sequence Director
1940 Pinocchio Supervising Director
Fantasia Production Supervisor
1941 Dumbo Supervising Director
1947 Fun and Fancy Free Production Supervisor
1948 Melody Time
Seal Island (Documentary Short)
1949 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
1950 Cinderella
Beaver Valley (Documentary Short)
1951 Alice in Wonderland
Nature's Half Acre (Documentary Short)
1952 The Olympic Elk (Documentary Short)
Water Birds (Documentary Short) Director
1953 Bear Country (Short Documentary) Associate Producer
The Alaskan Eskimo (Documentary Short)
Prowlers of the Everglades (Documentary Short)
The Living Desert (Documentary) Associate Producer
1954 The Vanishing Prairie (Documentary)
Siam (Documentary Short) Producer
1955 Switzerland (Documentary Short) Director
The African Lion (Documentary) Associate Producer
Toontown’s Mars Associate Producer
1956 The Blue Men of Morocco (Documentary Short)
Secrets of Life (Documentary) Producer
Sardinia (Documentary Short) Director
Samoa (Documentary Short)
1956 - 1957 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) Producer - 2 Episodes
1957 Lapland (Documentary Short) Director
Portugal (Documentary Short) Producer
1958 Ama Girls (Documentary Short)
White Wilderness (Documentary)
1959 Mysteries of the Deep (Documentary Short) Production Associate
1960 Islands of the Sea (Documentary Short)
1955 - 1960 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) Director - 2 Episodes
1964 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) Sequence Director - 1 Episode
1970 Dad... Can I Borrow the Car? (TV Short) Production Supervisor
1972 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) Production Supervisor - 1 Episode
1975 The Best of Walt Disney's True-Life Adventures (Documentary) Producer
1980 Mickey Mouse Disco (Short) Director
1984 DTV: Rock, Rhythm & Blues (Video)
DTV: Pop & Rock (Video)
DTV: Golden Oldies (Video)
1985 The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue (Video Short) Director: Archive Footage
2000 Fantasia 2000 Production Supervisor - Segment "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"


  1. ^ "Disney Legends - D23". Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  2. ^ "Home - History Museum - Field Trip - Fun Events - Calistoga CA - Sharpsteen Museum". Retrieved February 21, 2017.