John Cannizzaro Jr. is better known as John Canemaker. He is an American Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning animation designer, director, independent animator, animation historian, author, teacher, and lecturer.
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John Canemaker joins us to talk about the exhibit he curated for the Walt Disney Family Museum: WISH UPON A STAR: THE ART OF PINOCCHIO. John explains the process that led to the discovery of the incredible elements used in the exhibit, the importance of the film both to Disney and to animation in general, and the influential work done by the young animators on the film who became part of Disney's legendary Nine Old Men.   Disney Weekly is the only Disney podcast dedicated to the creative aspect of The Walt Disney Company. We talk to people behind the creation of the films, parks, look at the history of the company and more!   Visit us online at
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May 28th, 1943
New York, NY, USA
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1 hour, 1 minute
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