This Hungarian-born American was an animator and producer, principally associated with the science fiction genre in the early days of the space program. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences founded the “George Pal Lecture on Fantasy in Film” in 1980. He produced and/or directed the following influential and Academy Award-winning films: Destination Moon, When Worlds Collide, The War of the Worlds, Conquest of Space, and The Time Machine.