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Peter Ellenshaw - Ellenshaw was a matte designer & special effects artist. Walt Disney personally recruited him in 1948, to create the painted backgrounds of historic England for the live-action Disney film, Treasure Island. Ellenshaw's work on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea helped Walt Disney Studios win an Oscar for Best Special Effects in 1955 and he would win his own Academy Award for his special effects work on the Disney Classic, Mary Poppins. Ellenshaw worked on 34 Disney features, including Pollyanna, Swiss Family Robinson, The Love Bug and Bedknobs & Broomsticks. He also contributed to the popular Disney television shows Davey Crockett and Zorro.
Peter's children, Harrison Ellenshaw & Lynda Ellenshaw Thompson, are also renowned for their visual effects work in the film industry. Harrison is also a matte painter and visual effects supervisor - working on films for both Walt Disney Studios and Industrial Light & Magic. Harrison's credits include Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, TRON, and Dick Tracy. As a visual effects producer, Lynda has been credited with her work on Ghostbusters, Flubber, 102 Dalmatians, The Haunted Mansion & Herbie: Fully Loaded.