Going Places

John Sutherland worked as a assistant director for Disney before opening John Sutherland Productions in 1944 with the encouragement of Walt Disney. They specialized in writing and producing animation/live-action films and supportive print material during the remainder of the war years.

Soon thereafter, Sutherland began turning out animated industrial and propaganda films and was a place many animators went during periods of inactivity at the other animation studios during the 40s and 50s.

In 1957, "Time" magazine called him "one of the best makers of industrial shorts, saying that his films could turn a corporate client into ‘the nonirritating huckster’ by showcasing a company with subtlety and style."


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