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Category: Ward Kimball
These rare videos document the presentation of the animated short Oscar from 1949 through 2013.
The story of Louis Zamperini, hero of Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken,” seems far removed from anything animation-related, but he did have a significant, and previously untold, connection to the animation world.
Walt Disney Productions changed forever when two guys named Mike and Frank showed up.
“The Who, the What, and the When” is a new book by Jenny Volvovski, Julia Rothman and Matt Lamothe that celebrates the “secret sidekicks of history” who propelled famous historical figures to greatness.
It’s perhaps a mixed blessing that the only public personality who talks frequently about Walt Disney nowadays is the right-wing political commentator/conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck.
Don Bluth smiled at me. “I wouldn’t worry about being laid off from Disney’s, Steve. Nobody gets laid off around here. When somebody messes up, the studio just sends them to WED.”
Before I got hired at Disney Features, I sold a few magazine articles and developed a love of writing for print, where there was nothing between writer and reader but words on a page. When I became a Disney employee, I realized I was surrounded by animation veterans with vivid memories of the rambunctious days at the old Hyperion studio, and the creative struggles that went into making “Snow White,” “Pinocchio,” and the other early features. Talking to older Mouse House staffers, it dawned on me they could provide great source material for articles.
Happy Centennial, Ward Kimball! March 4, 1914—March 4, 2014. Your contributions to the art of animation won’t be forgotten anytime soon!
This rarely seen footage of Walt Disney trying out a scale railroad was filmed 65 years ago.
Painter Llyn Foulkes will be the subject of a major retrospective at the Hammer Museum.
Italian-American artist Joe Magro was hired at Disney in 1936 during the studio’s expansion to produce Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Magro left Disney in 1937 and returned to the East Coast. When Magro left, his Disney colleagues presented him with a “good luck” book filled with gag drawings.