Morton Schindel, American film producer, Died at 98


Morton Schindel was born on April 23, 1918, and died on August 20, 2016.

He was an American educator, producer, and founder of Weston Woods Studios.

His studio specializes in adapting children’s books into animated films.

Morton named the company after the wooded area outside his home in Weston, Connecticut.

The Studios business address was 143 Main Street in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Morton Schindel was born and raised in Orange, New Jersey, Schindel went to the University of Pennsylvania, earning a bachelor’s degree in 1939 from the Wharton School of Finance.

During 1941, Morton Schindel got married to Ellen Bamberger (of the family famed for the Bamberger’s department store chain); the couple had two daughters and one son.

Morton Schindel worked with Teaching Films Inc, in 1948, after it declared bankruptcy, he opened his own company, Key Productions, but found film distributors uninterested in his ideas to create animated films of children’s picture books.

Morton Schindel passed away at 98 years old.