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[[caption-width-right:350:[-Back row: Milt Kahl, Marc Davis, Frank Thomas, Eric Larson, and Ollie Johnston.-] [-Front row: Woolie Reitherman, Les Clark, Ward Kimball, and John Lounsbery.-] ]]

Some of the most revered animators in the HistoryOfAnimation, '''''Disney's Nine Old Men''''' were a group of WaltDisney's top animators, some of whom would even become directors. They also taught and mentored many of today's top animators, both at Disney and elsewhere.

The Nine Old Men in question are:

1. '''Les Clark''': Working with Disney from as early as OswaldTheLuckyRabbit, and having worked on almost every pre-1960 Disney feature sans ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' and ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', Les was one of Disney's true veteran animators. He animated up to ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'', and after that he was promoted to directing and animating shorts and featurettes for the studio until his retirement in 1975. In fact, due to being with Disney from the very beginning, Walt originally chose him to write ''Literature/TheIllusionOfLife'', but he passed away during preliminary research.

2. '''Marc Davis''': Got his start in 1935 as an animator on ''Disney/SnowWhite'', training under veteran GrimNatwick, and would later do animation for characters like Bambi and Thumper, [[Disney/PeterPan Tinkerbell]], [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Maleficent and her raven]], and [[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Cruella De Vil]]. He quit animation in 1961 to work on the DisneyThemeParks, designing for such iconic rides as TheHauntedMansion and PiratesOfTheCaribbean.

3. '''Ollie Johnston''': Got his start in 1935 working ''Snow White''. Noteworthy work of his includes [[Disney/PeterPan Mr. Smee]], the Stepsisters in ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'', the District Attorney in ''TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad'', and Prince John in ''Disney/RobinHood''. He and his longtime partner Frank Thomas authored the three books "The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation", "Too Funny For Words" and "The Disney Villain".

4. '''Milt Kahl''': Started at Disney in 1934, and was easily Disney's most skilled animator, capable of animating the most notoriously hard characters, particularly the human males. Scenes animated by him tend to be [[AnimationBump noticeably more fluid and better drawn]]. Works of his includes [[Disney/TheJungleBook Shere Kahn]], [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Prince Phillip]], [[Disney/TheAristocats Edgar the Butler]], [[Disney/RobinHood The Sheriff of Nottingham]], and [[Disney/TheRescuers Madame Medusa]]. He was also the only guy that could get away with cursing out WaltDisney himself, due to Walt understanding his ego equaled his talent.

5. '''Ward Kimball''': Joined Disney in 1934, and was easily Walt's most unique, "Cartoony" director, and Walt's personal favorite as a result. Noteworthy work of his includes Disney's most cartoony short, "[[SillySymphonies Toby Tortoise Returns]]", [[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} Jiminy Cricket]], the [[DisneyAcidSequence Three Caballeros theme]] from [[TheThreeCaballeros the movie of the same name]], Lucifer the cat and Jaq and Gus from ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'', the Mad Hatter and Chesire Cat in ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'', and the two {{UPA}}-influenced AdventuresInMusicDuology. Animation fans have often cited Ward as "the TexAvery of Disney". Walt also praised him as a genius and the only person who was his equal (though he did dislike his UPA influences).

6. '''Eric Larson''': Joined Disney in 1933. Notable work of his includes the [[TheThreeCaballeros Aracuan bird]], Peg from ''LadyAndTheTramp'', the Vultures in ''Disney/TheJungleBook'', PeterPan's flight over London, and Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox and Brer Bear in ''SongOfTheSouth''. He would later be given the job of training new Disney recruits in the 70's.

7. '''John Lounsbery''': Started in 1935 and, working under Norm 'Fergy' Ferguson, quickly became a star animator. Lounsbery, affectionately known as 'Louns' by his fellow animators, was an incredibly strong draftsman who inspired many animators over the years. His animation was noted for its squashy, stretchy feel. Lounsbery animated Ben Ali Gator in ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''; George Darling in Peter Pan; Tony, Joe, and some of the dogs in ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp''; The Kings in ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''; The Elephants in ''Disney/TheJungleBook''; and many, many others. In the 1970s, Louns was promoted to Director and co-directed ''Winnie The Pooh And Tigger Too'' and his last film, ''Disney/TheRescuers''.

8. '''Wolfgang Reitherman''': Joined Disney in 1935 as an animator and director. He directed all the Disney features after Walt's death up till his retirement. Some of his work includes Monstro in ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'', the Crocodile (in ''Disney/PeterPan''), the Dragon (in ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''), and the Rat (in ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'').

9. '''Frank Thomas''': joined Disney in 1934. He went on to author ''Literature/TheIllusionOfLife'' with Ollie Johnston. His work included the wicked Stepmother (in ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}''), the Queen of Hearts (in ''Disney/AliceInWonderland''), and Captain Hook (in ''Disney/PeterPan'').

Movies featuring animation from all of the Nine Old Men include ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'', ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'', and ''Disney/PeterPan''.

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!!Common tropes include:
* AnimationBump: Any scene under Milt Kahl's supervision.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Wolfgang Reitherman.
* CloudCuckooLander: Ward Kimball. Just look at his line of work, or any kind of anecdote about him.
* [[CoolOldGuy Cool Old Guys]]
* DoingItForTheArt: They played a big role in refining Disney animation in general, although some historians, such as Micheal Barrier, [[http://www.michaelbarrier.com/Commentary/Williams_and_Canemaker/Williams_Canemaker.htm continue to debate]] how much they really contributed to animation.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Ollie and Frank
* InsufferableGenius: Milt Kahl's ego was only equaled by his talent.
* JerkAss: Milt Kahl, just Milt Kahl. According to John Canemaker's "Nine Old Men" book, he was not above belittling his colleagues, and he was even known to curse out Walt himself!
** However, according to a post on Andreas Deja's blog, Milt became a lot more mellow in his later years after remarrying.
* PassingTheTorch: Around the 70's to early 80's.
* ShoutOut: ''RunawayBrain'', ''TheIronGiant'' and ''TheIncredibles'' make shout outs to Frank and Ollie.
** Frank and Ollie even make a small cameo in ''The Iron Giant'', voicing two railroad workers that [[InkSuitActor were drawn to look like them]].
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[[caption-width-right:350:[-Back row: Milt Kahl, Marc Davis, Frank Thomas, Eric Larson, and Ollie Johnston.-] [-Front row: Woolie Reitherman, Les Clark, Ward Kimball, and John Lounsbery.-] ]]

Some of the most revered animators in the HistoryOfAnimation, '''''Disney's Nine Old Men''''' were a group of WaltDisney's top animators, some of whom would even become directors. They also taught and mentored many of today's top animators, both at Disney and elsewhere.

The Nine Old Men in question are:

1. '''Les Clark''': Working with Disney from as early as OswaldTheLuckyRabbit, and having worked on almost every pre-1960 Disney feature sans ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' and ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', Les was one of Disney's true veteran animators. He animated up to ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'', and after that he was promoted to directing and animating shorts and featurettes for the studio until his retirement in 1975. In fact, due to being with Disney from the very beginning, Walt originally chose him to write ''Literature/TheIllusionOfLife'', but he passed away during preliminary research.

2. '''Marc Davis''': Got his start in 1935 as an animator on ''Disney/SnowWhite'', training under veteran GrimNatwick, and would later do animation for characters like Bambi and Thumper, [[Disney/PeterPan Tinkerbell]], [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Maleficent and her raven]], and [[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Cruella De Vil]]. He quit animation in 1961 to work on the DisneyThemeParks, designing for such iconic rides as TheHauntedMansion and PiratesOfTheCaribbean.

3. '''Ollie Johnston''': Got his start in 1935 working ''Snow White''. Noteworthy work of his includes [[Disney/PeterPan Mr. Smee]], the Stepsisters in ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'', the District Attorney in ''TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad'', and Prince John in ''Disney/RobinHood''. He and his longtime partner Frank Thomas authored the three books "The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation", "Too Funny For Words" and "The Disney Villain".

4. '''Milt Kahl''': Started at Disney in 1934, and was easily Disney's most skilled animator, capable of animating the most notoriously hard characters, particularly the human males. Scenes animated by him tend to be [[AnimationBump noticeably more fluid and better drawn]]. Works of his includes [[Disney/TheJungleBook Shere Kahn]], [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Prince Phillip]], [[Disney/TheAristocats Edgar the Butler]], [[Disney/RobinHood The Sheriff of Nottingham]], and [[Disney/TheRescuers Madame Medusa]]. He was also the only guy that could get away with cursing out WaltDisney himself, due to Walt understanding his ego equaled his talent.

5. '''Ward Kimball''': Joined Disney in 1934, and was easily Walt's most unique, "Cartoony" director, and Walt's personal favorite as a result. Noteworthy work of his includes Disney's most cartoony short, "[[SillySymphonies Toby Tortoise Returns]]", [[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} Jiminy Cricket]], the [[DisneyAcidSequence Three Caballeros theme]] from [[TheThreeCaballeros the movie of the same name]], Lucifer the cat and Jaq and Gus from ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'', the Mad Hatter and Chesire Cat in ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'', and the two {{UPA}}-influenced AdventuresInMusicDuology. Animation fans have often cited Ward as "the TexAvery of Disney". Walt also praised him as a genius and the only person who was his equal (though he did dislike his UPA influences).

6. '''Eric Larson''': Joined Disney in 1933. Notable work of his includes the [[TheThreeCaballeros Aracuan bird]], Peg from ''LadyAndTheTramp'', the Vultures in ''Disney/TheJungleBook'', PeterPan's flight over London, and Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox and Brer Bear in ''SongOfTheSouth''. He would later be given the job of training new Disney recruits in the 70's.

7. '''John Lounsbery''': Started in 1935 and, working under Norm 'Fergy' Ferguson, quickly became a star animator. Lounsbery, affectionately known as 'Louns' by his fellow animators, was an incredibly strong draftsman who inspired many animators over the years. His animation was noted for its squashy, stretchy feel. Lounsbery animated Ben Ali Gator in ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''; George Darling in Peter Pan; Tony, Joe, and some of the dogs in ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp''; The Kings in ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''; The Elephants in ''Disney/TheJungleBook''; and many, many others. In the 1970s, Louns was promoted to Director and co-directed ''Winnie The Pooh And Tigger Too'' and his last film, ''Disney/TheRescuers''.

8. '''Wolfgang Reitherman''': Joined Disney in 1935 as an animator and director. He directed all the Disney features after Walt's death up till his retirement. Some of his work includes Monstro in ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'', the Crocodile (in ''Disney/PeterPan''), the Dragon (in ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''), and the Rat (in ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'').

9. '''Frank Thomas''': joined Disney in 1934. He went on to author ''Literature/TheIllusionOfLife'' with Ollie Johnston. His work included the wicked Stepmother (in ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}''), the Queen of Hearts (in ''Disney/AliceInWonderland''), and Captain Hook (in ''Disney/PeterPan'').

Movies featuring animation from all of the Nine Old Men include ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'', ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'', and ''Disney/PeterPan''.

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!!Common tropes include:
* AnimationBump: Any scene under Milt Kahl's supervision.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Wolfgang Reitherman.
* CloudCuckooLander: Ward Kimball. Just look at his line of work, or any kind of anecdote about him.
* [[CoolOldGuy Cool Old Guys]]
* DoingItForTheArt: They played a big role in refining Disney animation in general, although some historians, such as Micheal Barrier, [[http://www.michaelbarrier.com/Commentary/Williams_and_Canemaker/Williams_Canemaker.htm continue to debate]] how much they really contributed to animation.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Ollie and Frank
* InsufferableGenius: Milt Kahl's ego was only equaled by his talent.
* JerkAss: Milt Kahl, just Milt Kahl. According to John Canemaker's "Nine Old Men" book, he was not above belittling his colleagues, and he was even known to curse out Walt himself!
** However, according to a post on Andreas Deja's blog, Milt became a lot more mellow in his later years after remarrying.
* PassingTheTorch: Around the 70's to early 80's.
* ShoutOut: ''RunawayBrain'', ''TheIronGiant'' and ''TheIncredibles'' make shout outs to Frank and Ollie.
** Frank and Ollie even make a small cameo in ''The Iron Giant'', voicing two railroad workers that [[InkSuitActor were drawn to look like them]].
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25th Jan '13 8:12:00 AM MarkLungo
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1. '''Les Clark''': Working with Disney from as early as OswaldTheLuckyRabbit, and having worked on almost every pre-1960 Disney feature sans ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' and ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', Les was one of Disney's true veteran animators. He animated up to ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'', and after that he was promoted to directing and animating shorts and featurettes for the studio until his retirement in 1975. In fact, due to being with Disney from the very beginning, Walt originally chose him to write ''TheIllusionOfLife'', but he passed away during preliminary research.

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1. '''Les Clark''': Working with Disney from as early as OswaldTheLuckyRabbit, and having worked on almost every pre-1960 Disney feature sans ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' and ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', Les was one of Disney's true veteran animators. He animated up to ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'', and after that he was promoted to directing and animating shorts and featurettes for the studio until his retirement in 1975. In fact, due to being with Disney from the very beginning, Walt originally chose him to write ''TheIllusionOfLife'', ''Literature/TheIllusionOfLife'', but he passed away during preliminary research.



9. '''Frank Thomas''': joined Disney in 1934. He went on to author ''TheIllusionOfLife'' with Ollie Johnston. His work included the wicked Stepmother (in ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}''), the Queen of Hearts (in ''Disney/AliceInWonderland''), and Captain Hook (in ''Disney/PeterPan'').

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9. '''Frank Thomas''': joined Disney in 1934. He went on to author ''TheIllusionOfLife'' ''Literature/TheIllusionOfLife'' with Ollie Johnston. His work included the wicked Stepmother (in ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}''), the Queen of Hearts (in ''Disney/AliceInWonderland''), and Captain Hook (in ''Disney/PeterPan'').
25th Sep '12 9:03:58 PM MysteriousF
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5. '''Ward Kimball''': Joined Disney in 1934, and was easily Walt's most unique, "Cartoony" director, and Walt's personal favorite as a result. Noteworthy work of his includes Disney's most cartoony short, "[[SillySymphonies Toby Tortoise Returns]]", [[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} Jiminy Cricket]], the [[DisneyAcidSequence Three Caballeros theme]] from [[TheThreeCaballeros the movie of the same name]], Lucifer the cat and Jaq and Gus from ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'', the Mad Hatter and Chesire Cat in ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'', and the two {{UPA}}-influenced AdventuresInMusicDuology. Animation fans have often cited Ward as "the TexAvery of Disney". Walt also praised him as a genius and the only person who was his equal.

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5. '''Ward Kimball''': Joined Disney in 1934, and was easily Walt's most unique, "Cartoony" director, and Walt's personal favorite as a result. Noteworthy work of his includes Disney's most cartoony short, "[[SillySymphonies Toby Tortoise Returns]]", [[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} Jiminy Cricket]], the [[DisneyAcidSequence Three Caballeros theme]] from [[TheThreeCaballeros the movie of the same name]], Lucifer the cat and Jaq and Gus from ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'', the Mad Hatter and Chesire Cat in ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'', and the two {{UPA}}-influenced AdventuresInMusicDuology. Animation fans have often cited Ward as "the TexAvery of Disney". Walt also praised him as a genius and the only person who was his equal.
equal (though he did dislike his UPA influences).
18th Sep '12 8:20:07 PM JHM
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4. '''Milt Kahl''': Started at Disney in 1934, and was easily Disney's most skilled animator, capable of animating the most notoriously hard characters, particularly the human males. Scenes animated by him tend to be [[AnimationBump noticeably fluider and better drawn]]. Works of his includes [[Disney/TheJungleBook Shere Kahn]], [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Prince Phillip]], [[Disney/TheAristocats Edgar the Butler]], [[Disney/RobinHood The Sheriff of Nottingham]], and [[Disney/TheRescuers Madame Medusa]]. He was also the only guy that could get away with cursing out WaltDisney himself, due to Walt understanding his ego equaled his talent.

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4. '''Milt Kahl''': Started at Disney in 1934, and was easily Disney's most skilled animator, capable of animating the most notoriously hard characters, particularly the human males. Scenes animated by him tend to be [[AnimationBump noticeably fluider more fluid and better drawn]]. Works of his includes [[Disney/TheJungleBook Shere Kahn]], [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Prince Phillip]], [[Disney/TheAristocats Edgar the Butler]], [[Disney/RobinHood The Sheriff of Nottingham]], and [[Disney/TheRescuers Madame Medusa]]. He was also the only guy that could get away with cursing out WaltDisney himself, due to Walt understanding his ego equaled his talent.
12th Jul '12 4:16:06 AM LordGro
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1. '''Les Clark''': Working with Disney from as early as OswaldTheLuckyRabbit, and having worked on almost every pre-1960 Disney feature sans ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' and ''SleepingBeauty'', Les was one of Disney's true veteran animators. He animated up to ''LadyAndTheTramp'', and after that he was promoted to directing and animating shorts and featurettes for the studio until his retirement in 1975. In fact, due to being with Disney from the very beginning, Walt originally chose him to write ''TheIllusionOfLife'', but he passed away during preliminary research.

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1. '''Les Clark''': Working with Disney from as early as OswaldTheLuckyRabbit, and having worked on almost every pre-1960 Disney feature sans ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' and ''SleepingBeauty'', ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', Les was one of Disney's true veteran animators. He animated up to ''LadyAndTheTramp'', ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'', and after that he was promoted to directing and animating shorts and featurettes for the studio until his retirement in 1975. In fact, due to being with Disney from the very beginning, Walt originally chose him to write ''TheIllusionOfLife'', but he passed away during preliminary research.



4. '''Milt Kahl''': Started at Disney in 1934, and was easily Disney's most skilled animator, capable of animating the most notoriously hard characters, particularly the human males. Scenes animated by him tend to be [[AnimationBump noticeably fluider and better drawn]]. Works of his includes [[Disney/TheJungleBook Shere Kahn]], [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Prince Phillip]], [[TheAristocats Edgar the Butler]], [[RobinHood The Sheriff of Nottingham]], and [[TheRescuers Madame Medusa]]. He was also the only guy that could get away with cursing out WaltDisney himself, due to Walt understanding his ego equaled his talent.

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4. '''Milt Kahl''': Started at Disney in 1934, and was easily Disney's most skilled animator, capable of animating the most notoriously hard characters, particularly the human males. Scenes animated by him tend to be [[AnimationBump noticeably fluider and better drawn]]. Works of his includes [[Disney/TheJungleBook Shere Kahn]], [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Prince Phillip]], [[TheAristocats [[Disney/TheAristocats Edgar the Butler]], [[RobinHood [[Disney/RobinHood The Sheriff of Nottingham]], and [[TheRescuers [[Disney/TheRescuers Madame Medusa]]. He was also the only guy that could get away with cursing out WaltDisney himself, due to Walt understanding his ego equaled his talent.



7. '''John Lounsbery''': Started in 1935 and, working under Norm 'Fergy' Ferguson, quickly became a star animator. Lounsbery, affectionately known as 'Louns' by his fellow animators, was an incredibly strong draftsman who inspired many animators over the years. His animation was noted for its squashy, stretchy feel. Lounsbery animated Ben Ali Gator in ''{{Fantasia}}''; George Darling in Peter Pan; Tony, Joe, and some of the dogs in ''LadyAndTheTramp''; The Kings in ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''; The Elephants in ''Disney/TheJungleBook''; and many, many others. In the 1970s, Louns was promoted to Director and co-directed ''Winnie The Pooh And Tigger Too'' and his last film, ''TheRescuers''.

8. '''Wolfgang Reitherman''': Joined Disney in 1935 as an animator and director. He directed all the Disney features after Walt's death up till his retirement. Some of his work includes Monstro in ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'', the Crocodile (in ''PeterPan''), the Dragon (in ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''), and the Rat (in ''LadyAndTheTramp'').

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7. '''John Lounsbery''': Started in 1935 and, working under Norm 'Fergy' Ferguson, quickly became a star animator. Lounsbery, affectionately known as 'Louns' by his fellow animators, was an incredibly strong draftsman who inspired many animators over the years. His animation was noted for its squashy, stretchy feel. Lounsbery animated Ben Ali Gator in ''{{Fantasia}}''; ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''; George Darling in Peter Pan; Tony, Joe, and some of the dogs in ''LadyAndTheTramp''; ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp''; The Kings in ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''; The Elephants in ''Disney/TheJungleBook''; and many, many others. In the 1970s, Louns was promoted to Director and co-directed ''Winnie The Pooh And Tigger Too'' and his last film, ''TheRescuers''.

''Disney/TheRescuers''.

8. '''Wolfgang Reitherman''': Joined Disney in 1935 as an animator and director. He directed all the Disney features after Walt's death up till his retirement. Some of his work includes Monstro in ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'', the Crocodile (in ''PeterPan''), ''Disney/PeterPan''), the Dragon (in ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''), and the Rat (in ''LadyAndTheTramp'').
''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'').
4th Jun '12 6:37:51 PM Prinzenick
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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Wolfgang Reitherman.
15th May '12 7:58:37 PM dsneybuf
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Movies featuring animation from all of the Nine Old Men include ''Disney/Cinderella'', ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'', and ''Disney/PeterPan''.

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Movies featuring animation from all of the Nine Old Men include ''Disney/Cinderella'', ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'', ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'', and ''Disney/PeterPan''.
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Movies featuring animation from all of the Nine Old Men include ''Disney/Cinderella'', ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'', and ''Disney/PeterPan''.
29th Feb '12 8:37:44 PM PaulA
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4. '''Milt Kahl''': Started at Disney in 1934, and was easily Disney's most skilled animator, capable of animating the most notoriously hard characters, particularly the human males. Scenes animated by him tend to be [[AnimationBump noticeably fluider and better drawn]]. Works of his includes [[TheJungleBook Shere Kahn]], [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Prince Phillip]], [[TheAristocats Edgar the Butler]], [[RobinHood The Sheriff of Nottingham]], and [[TheRescuers Madame Medusa]]. He was also the only guy that could get away with cursing out WaltDisney himself, due to Walt understanding his ego equaled his talent.

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4. '''Milt Kahl''': Started at Disney in 1934, and was easily Disney's most skilled animator, capable of animating the most notoriously hard characters, particularly the human males. Scenes animated by him tend to be [[AnimationBump noticeably fluider and better drawn]]. Works of his includes [[TheJungleBook [[Disney/TheJungleBook Shere Kahn]], [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Prince Phillip]], [[TheAristocats Edgar the Butler]], [[RobinHood The Sheriff of Nottingham]], and [[TheRescuers Madame Medusa]]. He was also the only guy that could get away with cursing out WaltDisney himself, due to Walt understanding his ego equaled his talent.
19th Feb '12 9:25:34 AM LordGro
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2. '''Marc Davis''': Got his start in 1935 as an animator on ''SnowWhite'', training under veteran GrimNatwick, and would later do animation for characters like Bambi and Thumper, [[Disney/PeterPan Tinkerbell]], [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Maleficent and her raven]], and [[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Cruella De Vil]]. He quit animation in 1961 to work on the DisneyThemeParks, designing for such iconic rides as TheHauntedMansion and PiratesOfTheCaribbean.

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2. '''Marc Davis''': Got his start in 1935 as an animator on ''SnowWhite'', ''Disney/SnowWhite'', training under veteran GrimNatwick, and would later do animation for characters like Bambi and Thumper, [[Disney/PeterPan Tinkerbell]], [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Maleficent and her raven]], and [[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Cruella De Vil]]. He quit animation in 1961 to work on the DisneyThemeParks, designing for such iconic rides as TheHauntedMansion and PiratesOfTheCaribbean.
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