YMMV: Disney's Nine Old Men

  • Awesome Art: Their modus operandi, especially in the forties and fifties.
  • Awesome Ego: If stories from his proteges are anything to go by, Milt Kahl seemed to agree with everyone that he was the greatest animator who ever lived, and given some of the characters he animated, nobody has yet to argue.
  • Funny Moments: Ward Kimball and Milt Kahl - the former known for his extreme practical jokes - once pulled a very elaborate stunt, involving their friendly but intense professional rivalry, at a Disney studio party. While Kimball was playing on-stage with his side-project jazz band, the Firehouse Five, Kahl got up from his table, screamed "I can't stand that shitty damn music!", and fired a revolver loaded with blanks at him. Ward, in on the joke, clutched his chest - squeezing out the container of ketchup hidden under his shirt - and collapsed, covered in fake blood. The crowd erupted in panic. (It should be noted that, yes, there were families in attendance - Milt himself had brought his wife and children.)
    • Kahl had a similar, thought less-friendly, rivalry with Marc Davisnote  and once threw him out of his office screaming "YOU COULDN'T DRAW YOUR OWN ASS!!" An hour and a half later, Davis returned to Kahl's office with a perfectly rendered drawing of his own posterior.