Culhane, John (William)

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CULHANE, John (William)

CULHANE, John (William). American, b. 1934. Genres: Film, Plays/Screenplays, Science fiction/Fantasy. Career: St. Louis Globe Democrat, St. Louis, MO, reporter, 1955; Rockford Register-Republic, Rockford, IL, daily columnist and reporter, 1956-61; Chicago Daily News, IL, reporter and foreign correspondent, 1962-66; Newsweek, correspondent in Chicago bureau, 1966-69, and associate editor, NYC, 1969-71; freelance journalist, 1971-85; Reader's Digest, Pleasantville, NY, roving editor, 1985-93; Johimith Robidoux Productions, roving writer, 1994-. Performed as a clown with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus, 1974-84; mousetro-ofceremonies for Mickey Mouse's fiftieth-birthday retrospective and whistlestop train tour across the United States, 1978; provided the voice of the dragon for the animated television special The Last of the Red-Hot Dragons, 1980; moderator of Forum on Animation and Fantasy Filmmaking, North American college campuses, 1981; co-producer of the television documentary Circus!, 1984. Publications: BOOKS: (with M.K. Frith and B. Johnson) The Art of the Muppets, 1980; Special Effects in the Movies: How They Do It, 1981; Walt Disney's Fantasia, 1983; The American Circus: An Illustrated History, 1990; Disney's Aladdin: The Making of the Animated Film, 1992; A Taz Thanksgiving, 1994. Contributor to books and periodicals. TELEVISION SCREENPLAYS: (with S. Culhane) Noah's Animals, 1974; (with Culhane) King of the Beasts, 1976; (with Culhane) The Last of the Red-Hot Dragons, 1980; Backstage at Disney's, 1983; Disney's Aladdin: A Whole New World, 1992. Contributed "Statue of Liberty speech" to David Copperfield Vanishes the Statue of Liberty, 1983; (commentator) Frank and Ollie (documentary), 1995; (with others) Arabian Knight, 1995. Address: c/o Carl D. Brandt, Brandt and Brandt Literary Agents, Inc., 1501 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, U.S.A.