George Pal (1908–1980)


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George Pal was born on February 1, 1908, in Cegled, Austria-Hungary. Later, when he was still a child, his stage-entertainer parents divorced, and he was raised by his grandparents. In 1928, Pal graduated from the Budapest Academy of Arts with a degree in Architecture and highly developed drawing skills. There were no opportunities for an Architect... See full bio »

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Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

(1953)
The Time Machine Director
(1960)
(1942)
Sky Pirates Director
(1938)

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 1962 The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (fairy tales segments)
 1958 Tom Thumb
 1957 The Big Fun Carnival (archive footage)
 1947 Rhapsody in Wood (Short)
 1947 Date with Duke (Short)
 1947 Tubby the Tuba (Short)
 1947 Wilbur the Lion (Short)
 1947 Shoe Shine Jasper (Short)
 1946 Together in the Weather (Short)
 1946 Olio for Jasper (Short)
 1945 Jasper's Booby Traps (Short)
 1945 My Man Jasper (Short)
 1945 Jasper and the Beanstalk (Short)
 1945 Jasper's Close Shave (Short)
 1945 Jasper's Minstrels (Short)
 1945 Jasper Tell (Short)
 1945 Hot Lips Jasper (Short)
 1944 Two-Gun Rusty (Short)
 1944 Jasper's Paradise (Short)
 1944 Jasper Goes Hunting (Short)
 1944 Say Ah, Jasper (Short)
 1944 A Hatful of Dreams (Short)
 1944 Package for Jasper (Short)
 1943 Good Night Rusty (Short)
 1943 Jasper Goes Fishing (Short)
 1943 The Little Broadcast (Short)
 1943 The Truck That Flew (Short)
 1943 Jasper's Music Lesson (Short)
 1943 Bravo, Mr. Strauss (Short)
 1943 Jasper and the Choo-Choo (Short)
 1942 Tulips Shall Grow (Short)
 1942 Mr. Strauss Takes a Walk (Short)
 1942 Sky Princess (Short)
 1941 Rhythm in the Ranks (Short)
 1941 The Gay Knighties (Short)
 1941 Hoola Boola (Short)
 1941 Dipsy Gypsy (Short)
 1941 Western Daze (Short)
 1939 Love on the Range (Short)
 1938 Radiorør-revolusjonen (Short)
 1938 Sky Pirates
 1938 South Sea Sweethearts (Short)
 1938 Philips Broadcast of 1938 (Short)
 1937 Captain Kidding (Short)
 1936 Sinbad
 1936 Vier Asse (Short)
 1936 Ether Symphony (Short)
 1935 The Sleeping Beauty (Short)
 1935 The Magic Atlas (Short)
 1934 Ship of the Ether (Short)
 1934 Philips Cavalcade (Short)
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Personal Quote:

After viewing Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) in 1977: "A special effect is as big a star as any in the world." See more »

Trivia:

Pal and his crew (Galaxy Films and, at Paramount, the Cauliflower Ear Gang) worked special-effects miracles at a time when there were no computers to help and very little precedent on which to go. Martian military hardware, time travel, and spaceship launch systems were designed from scratch. These were high-risk ventures that required considerable imagination (genius, really), ingenuity, ... See more »

Trademark:

Appearance of Woody Woodpecker somewhere in all the films he either produced, directed, or both.

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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