Animator Ken Duncan, who was a key figure during the Disney resurgence of the 1990s, is sharing some memorable animation history via his Instagram account.

Duncan is posting a series of behind-the-scene photos of his fellow animators from features such as Hercules, Tarzan, The Emperor’s New Groove, and Treasure Planet.

The artists are shown in their natural environment, hard at work drawing in their offices. Duncan also added captions to each image where he details his relationship with each animator and where they are now, in a way paying homage to these creators who so often don’t receive proper credit for their contributions.

Back in 2007, Duncan founded Duncan Studio, which most recently created the 2d animation sequences for Mary Poppins Returns. Duncan’s studio also animated the new scenes for the signature edition of Brad Bird’s The Iron Giant. His studio announced in April that it would broaden its mission and develop an original slate of content.

Take a look at some of the photos below and follow Duncan’s Instagram for more.

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Joe Grant-Disney Animation; circa 1999 So fortunate to have worked with Joe for a short time. Joe started at Disney Studios in 1933. He designed the witch in Snow White, wrote the Dumbo screenplay, helped Walt choose the music for Fantasia, and began the idea for Lady&Tramp(Lady was based on his own dog). He was Walt’s “right hand” man until he exited the studio in the 1949. Joe would return in the 80’s and inspire a new generation. A true legend! Respect. He was 91 when I snapped this photo; a master at calligraphy, which he is doing here. #joegrant #disneyanimation #disneylegend #waltdisney #animation #storyartist #ideaman #friendly #1990s #artist #wellread #burbank #bwphotography #dumbo #disneyfantasia #snowwhitewitch #ladyandthetramp

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Design retreat at my home during Treasure Planet: circa 1999. At the start of Treasure Planet the Supervising animators, Directors and Art Director had a “retreat” to discuss the design style for the film. Here Glen Keane and Art Director Andy Gaskill discuss the design language for the film. Various designs are pinned to a board. Attending: John Ripa, Oskar Urretabizkaia, Glen Keane, Nancy Beiman, Sergio Pablos, T. Dan Hofstedt, Ellen Woodbury, Mike Show, Adam Dykstra, Eric Daniels, Andy Gaskill, John Musker, Ron Clements, Joe Crowley, Stacy Ernst (The second photo courtesy Oskar Urretabizkaia) #animators #treasureplanet #disneyanimation #glenkeane #andygaskill #artdirector #supervisinganimator #animation #disney #design #discussion #ideas #summertime #retreat #hilltop #pasadena #homestudio #northfacing #artstudio #rolleiflex #bwphotography #northwindow #1940s #morganpadelford #gregcentineo

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