Jack Hannah was an animator, writer and director of numerous of Disney's animated shorts. He was also the assistant of Carl Barks on his first Disney comics and he also did some of his own. After thirteen films as an animator, he was assigned as a writer, starting with 'Donald's Nephew's', introducing Huey, Dewey and Louie. He has written about 21 Donald Duck shorts. The comics he created with Carl Barks were 'Pluto Saves the Ship' and 'Donald Duck Finds Pirate Gold'. Unlike Barks, he stayed at the animation studios, where he became a director. Hannah directed 94 films.
He did an occasional comic throughout the 1940s, including 'Donald Duck and the Pirates', a remake of 'Donald Duck finds Pirate Gold', published in Cheerios Premium Giveaway. He later moved to Walter Lantz studios, where he directed 'Woody Woodpecker' shorts. Whereas Carl Barks is credited as the creator of Donald's comics personality, Hannah is the creator of Donald's animated character.