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Disney’s Magic Makers: Ward Kimball


Welcome to part seven of nine focusing on Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men. This week, we’re focusing on Ward Kimball. Content: Before the Studios At the Studios After the Studios Before the Studios : Ward Kimball was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on March 4, 1914. His fascination with drawing and railroads began at a young […]

This Week in Disney History (February 15-21)


1899: The wife of Walt Disney, Lillian Bounds, is born in Spalding, Ohio. 1904: Actor James Baskett (Uncle Remus in Song of the South) is born in Indianapolis, Indiana. 1907: Actor Cesar Romero (The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, Now You See Him, Now You Don’t, The Strongest Man in the World) is born in New York City. […]

Disney’s Magic Makers: John Lounsbery


Welcome to the 5th of 9 posts featuring Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men. Our previous reports include Les Clark, Ollie Johnston, Frank Thomas, and Wolfgang Reitherman. This week, we’ll focus on John Lounsbery. Contents: Life Before the Studios Life At the Studios Life After the Studios Life Before the Studios: John Lounsbery was born in Cincinatti, […]

Disney’s Magic Makers: Wolfgang Reitherman


Welcome to part four of nine focusing on Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men. This week, we’re focusing on Wolfgang Reitherman. Contents: Life Before the Studios Life at the Studios Life After the Studios Life Before the Studios Wolfgang “Woolie” Reitherman was born on June 26, 1909 in Munich, Germany. While he was only a child, […]

This Week in Disney History (February 1-7)


1889: Actor Walter Catlett (J. Worthington Foulfellow in Pinocchio) is born in San Francisco, California. 1908: Comedian Gene Sheldon (Zorro, Toby Tyler, Ten Weeks with the Circus, Babes in Toyland) is born Eugene Hume in Columbus, Ohio. 1914: Actor Thurl Ravenscroft (Shere Kahn in The Jungle Book, the Knight in The Sword in the Stone, the Captain in One […]