Born, 1920 in Toronto.

As a young man he worked under Norman McLaren at the National Film Board where he made a number of shorts including Grim Pastures (1944), Three Blind Mice (1945), Cadet Rouselle with Colin Low (1946), and Family Tree with Evelyn Lambert (1950).. In 1949. He and fellow N.F.B. alumni Jim McKay began one of Toronto’s first animation studios called Graphic Associates. Canadian multimedia artist Michael Snow got his start in film making here.

He then worked briefly for United Productions of America (UPA), in New York before moving to London England in the mid 1950’s where he did a variety of commercial work including The Wardrobe (1959), The Flying Man and The Apple both in 1962 . In 1966, he did a BBC-TV animation series based on the Beatles, which led to the iconic film The Yellow Submarine (1968). Other films were Canada Is My Piano (1967) Moon Rock ((1970) and Along These Lines (1974)

He died 1979.



The World of Animation. Writ., Stephen Cavalier. University of California Press, 2011: 17.

Article book:

“Dunning George.” Take One’s Essential Guide To Canadian Film.d., Wyndham Wise. University of Toronto Press, 2001.