Never-Before-Seen Footage of John Culhane, John Lasseter, Woolie Reitherman and Friends


In recognition of John Culhane’s passing, filmmaker Mike Bonifer dug through his old home movies and found some delightful footage of John Culhane from 1981, during a Disney Studio college tour. Says Mike:

Scenes from one of the many adventures we shared. This was a 1981 tour I produced, where we took Disney filmmakers to 40 college campuses on the Mickey Mouse One. It was an incredible, memorable time. As you can tell, we had a lot of fun. And it was important to connect the younger Disney artists to an audience we could tell had great reverence for the Disney animated films, and animation generally. These scenes feature John Culhane, Hind Rassam Culhane, John Lasseter, Woolie Reitherman, Janie Reitherman, Tom Wilhite, Keith Chaney (Lon “The Wolfman’s” nephew) and L.G. Weaver.

Culhane’s comments about lamps is most likely a reference to John Lasseter’s student film The Lady And The Lamp: