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John Hubley began his career at Disney, serving as an art director on Fantasia (Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" segment), Dumbo, and Bambi. He quit the studio during the 1941 strike, and moved to Columbia's Screen Gems division, where he began directing, including the "Fox and Crow" series.

Screen Gems eventually became UPA, United Productions of America, for which Hubley created Mr. Magoo and directed such acclaimed shorts as the jazzy melodrama Rooty Toot Toot. Under fire from the House Un-American Activities Committee, however, in its hunt for alleged Communists in all branches of the entertainment industry, Hubley was fired in 1952.

The following year, he established Storyboard Films as a commercial firm, allowing him to work anonymously. He married Faith Elliott, an editor and script clerk who had worked for Columbia and Republic on such films as Twelve Angry Men. Together, the couple vowed to make one personal film a year. Their collaboration led to seven Academy Award nominations, three of which were wins, on such shorts as The Tender Game, The Hole and Moonbird. With an emphasis placed on music, several of these projects were collaborations with noted musicians, including Dizzy Gillespie and Herb Alpert; voices were supplied by the likes of Dudley Moore, Jack Warden, and Meryl Streep, as well as the Hubley's own children. In the mid-sisties, the studio was renamed "Hubley Studios."

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Date With Dizzy Picture Into Cartoon Date With Dizzy1956
Storyboard, Inc.
 featuring Dizzy Gillespie, Mr. Hemp, Don Babbitt.

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The Adventures Of An * Picture Into Cartoon The Adventures Of An *1957
Storyboard Films

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Harlem Wednesday 1958
Storyboard Films

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Old Whiff 1958
Storyboard Films

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The Tender Game 1958
Storyboard Films
 featuring Boy, Girl.

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Moonbird Picture Into Cartoon Moonbird1959
Storyboard Films, Harrison
 featuring Two Boys, Bird.

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Of Stars And Men 1961
Storyboard Films
 featuring Man.

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Children Of The Sun 1961
Storyboard Films, UNICEF

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The Hole Picture Into Cartoon The Hole1962
Storyboard Films, Brandon Films
 featuring Two Construction Workers.

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The Hat Picture Into Cartoon The Hat1963
Storyboard Films
 featuring Two Soldiers.

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A Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass Double Feature Picture Into Cartoon A Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass Double Feature1966
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