Winston Hibler is probably best known as the friendly voice narrating Walt Disney’s True-Life Adventure films. The veteran producer, however, contributed in many other ways during his nearly 35 years with The Walt Disney Studios.
Affectionately called “Hib” by staff, he produced and co-produced more than 150 films and shared credit on nine Academy Awards® and an Emmy. Hib also contributed to Disney’s rich entertainment legacy as a writer, director, lyricist and actor. He was inspirational during story meetings, as his colleague Jack Speirs recalled in 1976, “Hib would very likely be acting out the scene in detail. I think, sometimes, we should have filmed those story conferences because he was such a good actor.”
Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on October 8, 1910, Hib planned to seek his fortune in the theater from the time he was 12. In 1930, he graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York and performed on Broadway and in summer stock. A… read more