Celebrating 100 Years of Oakland Technical High School
Joe Rinaldi ’32
Joe Rinaldi, Class of 1932, worked for Disney Studios as both a writer and a story artist. Rinaldi’s first story credit was for Dumbo (1941). Many of the most beloved and well known Disney animated films of the 1950s reflect the creative genius of Joe Rinaldi including: Cinderella (1950), Alice in Wonderland (1951), Peter Pan (1953), Lady and the Tramp (1955), Sleeping Beauty (1959), and Babes in Toyland (1961). The final look of Lady and the Tramp (1955) was significantly shaped by Rinaldi’s drawings.