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John Hench Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
John Hench
Place Of Birth
Cedar Rapids, USA
115 years old
Birth Date
June 29 1908

John Hench Facts

Child Star?
Education & Qualifications
Chouinard Art Institute
Net Worth
Current Partner
Lowry Hench
John Francis Hench, Helen Sadie (Yaple) Hench

About John Hench 

John Hench was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA, on June 29, 1908.

He was an American storyboard artist, designer, animator, and art director. Hench studied at the Art Students League of New York City and Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles.

He later became the Director at the Walt Disney Company. He backed Walt Disney's most significant achievements, like 'Fantasia' and 'Space Mountain'. Hench began his career in the animation department in 1939 as a story artist. He worked on projects involving backdrops, set design, animation effects, and visual effects. Hench was an American Imagineer and a Disney Legend. He died on February 5, 2004, due to heart failure.

John Hench's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was John Hench's net worth?

His estimated net worth was $3 million.

How much did John Hench earn per year?

Information about his yearly income is unavailable.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was John Hench?

Information about his height is unavailable.

How old was John Hench?

John Hench died in Burbank, California, at age 90 on February 5, 2004.

Childhood And Education

John Hench was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA, on June 29, 1908. Later, his family moved to Southern California, where John Hench was raised. He obtained a scholarship at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, California. He studied at the Art Students League of New York City, New York.

He joined the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Art Institute, and the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco. Hench began working for Disney in 1939 as a story department sketch artist on the film 'Fantasia'.

Hench served as the chief creator of the giant hydraulic squid in '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea' in 1954. He was also a part of the Disney studio's live-action department. In 1954, the movie took home the Academy Award for Best Special Effects.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was John Hench's partner?

Lowry Hench was the wife of John Hench.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For...

John Hench is most remembered for his work on the films 'Cinderella', 'Dumbo', and '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea'.

His most popular animation effects contribution was in 'Peter Pan' and 'Alice In Wonderland'. He worked as an art director in these movies. He was an architect and designer in 'Disney Tomorrowland' and 'Walt Disney World'. Later, he worked on the design of 'Tokyo Disneyland', 'Walt Disney World', and other Disney theme parks, including 'Tokyo DisneySea', 'Animal Kingdom', and 'California Adventure'.

What awards did John Hench win?

John Hench won the Themed Entertainment Association- Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998. He also won the Academy Award for Special Effects for the movie '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.' Hench was the lead developer of the giant hydraulic squid in this movie.

In 1990, John Hench received the Disney Legend Award for his work in Animation and Imagineering.

Other Interesting John Hench Facts And Trivia

  • Hench and his wife were Ramakrishna devotees, introduced by Swami Prabhavananda. They were members of the Vedanta Society of Southern California. Hench acted as the society's board president for a short period.

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Shubhra Mishra

<p>Shubra is a travel writer with three years of experience in writing. She has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Amity University with a Postgraduate Diploma in Event Management from the National Institute of Event Management. She also has a Master's degree in Business Management from Graphic Era Deemed to be University and is a regular content creator on her travel blog's YouTube channel. Shubra is based in Lucknow and is passionate about exploring new destinations and sharing her experiences with her readers.</p>

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