Dad, Can I Borrow the Car?

Disney historian and author Jim Fanning has written a fine appreciation of the little-seen Ward Kimball featurette Dad, Can I Borrow the …

Happy Halloween!

If you don’t know who this animation genius is, click on the picture to find out.

A Letter from Ward Kimball

Animator and director Will Finn has posted a letter that he received from Ward Kimball in 1973 packed with sage words about becoming an …

More Rare Kimball Video

Brew reader Dave Stuckey has uploaded yet another crazy rare Ward Kimball clip: a Firehouse Five Plus Two performance from the MGM film …

Ward Kimball on You Bet Your Life

At the pace we’re going, by this time next week our site will likely be renamed Kimball Brew. But after seeing the incredible Ward …

Ward Kimball on The Tomorrow Show

As an addendum to our posts on Ward Kimball (can we ever post enough about Kimball?), our pal Don Brockway (Psst, check out his webpage …

R.I.P. Ward Kimball’s Railroad

According to this piece in today’s LA Times, Ward Kimball’s family is dismantling his backyard Grizzly Flats Railroad – one of the major …

Ward Kimball’s Escalation

Ward Kimball made this film independently from the Disney Studio in 1968. It is the only independent short ever made by one of Disney’s …

Ward Kimball Arrives On MySpace

“Cartoonist, painter, antique auto collector, railroad-in-his-back-yard Kimball, trombonist, photographer, leader of the Firehouse Five: …

Firehouse Five Plus Two

‘SirPef’ just posted these videos on YouTube and I had to share. If this music doesn’t make you smile, then I’m flat out of ideas. It’s …

A Ward Kimball Painting

Animation director Jim Clark is one lucky son of a !?*$!%. That’s because he just bought an incredible Ward Kimball painting from 1949 …

Kimball’s Toy Trains

Here’s a fascinating piece on legendary Disney animator Ward Kimball’s toy train collection and the recent auctions of the trains which …

Tips from Ward Kimball

I was re-reading the Ward Kimball section in John Canemaker’s masterful WALT DISNEY’S NINE OLD MEN AND THE ART OF ANIMATION and ran …

Kimball Paints Oreb

After the recent post about Ward Kimball paintings, somebody emailed to ask whether I had a color version of Kimball’s painting of Disney …

Ward Kimball, Painter

Here are a couple beautiful paintings by one of Disney’s Nine Old Men, Ward Kimball (1914-2002). He was, of course, a genius animator and …

Monday Inspiration

Currently up for auction, a painting by Ward Kimball with gorgeous color and design. (Thanks, Shane)

Unidentifed Flying Kimball

Ward Kimball is the only animator I can ever imagine being caught up in this sort of stuff. This ARTICLE recounts Ward’s involvement with …

Kimball’s Trains

I had a delightful time at Walt’s Barn on Sunday. It’s in Griffith Park, open one Sunday (the third Sunday) of each month – and I …

DAD, CAN I BORROW THE CAR?

Ward Kimball (1914-2002) was a great animator, but the reason he’s my personal favorite of Disney’s Nine Old Men reaches far beyond his …

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