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  • Ward Kimball
  • Ward Kimball
  • Ward Kimball
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  • Ward Walrath Kimball (born March 4, 1914) is an Animator for the Walt Disney Animation Studios. He is one Walt Disney's team of Animators known as Disney's Nine Old Men.
  • Ward Kimball (1914-2002) fue un animador de Los Estudios Disney y que es considerado uno de los mejores animadores de la historia de Los Estudios.thumb|249px
  • Ward Walrath Kimball (4 maart 1914 - 8 juli 2002) was een animator voor Walt Disney Animation Studios van 1934 tot 1972 en was ook een van Disney's Nine Old Men. Hij was tevens lid en oprichter van de Firehouse Five Plus Two.
  • __NOEDITSECTION__ Image:Information-silk.png|Character Template rect 0 0 20 20 Staff Template desc none Ward Kimball Real Name Unknown Job Titles Animator First publication Unknown
  • While Kimball was a brilliant draftsman, he preferred to work on comical characters rather than realistic human designs. Animating came easily to him and he was constantly looking to do things differently. Because of this, Walt Disney called Ward a genius in the book The Story of Walt Disney. While there were many talented animators at Disney, Ward's efforts stand out as unique. According to Neal Gabler's biography of Disney, Ward was a key figure in the dissemination of the urban legend that Walt Disney had instructed that his body be preserved by cryonics after his death.
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  • Animator, Film regisseur
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  • Disney
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Name
  • Ward Kimball
  • Kimball, Ward
Naam
  • Ward Kimball
doodsoorzaak
  • Natuurlijke dood
Years Active
  • 1935
Date of Death
  • 2002-07-08
nationaliteit
  • 20
Afbeelding
  • Kimballsixties.jpg
Titles
  • Animator
Partner
  • Betty Kimball
Place of Birth
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Place of death
  • Los Angeles, California, USA
Died
  • 2002-07-08
  • Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation(s)
  • Animator
ID
  • 453832
Born
Date of Birth
  • 1914-03-04
Short Description
  • Animator and director
Nationality
  • 20
gestorven
  • 2002-07-08
Geboortedatum
  • 1914-03-04
Kinderen
  • 3
jaren actief
  • 1935
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  • Ward Walrath Kimball (born March 4, 1914) is an Animator for the Walt Disney Animation Studios. He is one Walt Disney's team of Animators known as Disney's Nine Old Men.
  • Ward Kimball (1914-2002) fue un animador de Los Estudios Disney y que es considerado uno de los mejores animadores de la historia de Los Estudios.thumb|249px
  • While Kimball was a brilliant draftsman, he preferred to work on comical characters rather than realistic human designs. Animating came easily to him and he was constantly looking to do things differently. Because of this, Walt Disney called Ward a genius in the book The Story of Walt Disney. While there were many talented animators at Disney, Ward's efforts stand out as unique. Kimball created several classic Disney characters, including the Crows in Dumbo; Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the Mad Hatter and the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland; the Mice, Lucifer the Cat and Bruno the Dog from Cinderella; and Jiminy Cricket from Pinocchio. He also animated the famous "Three Caballeros" musical number from the Disney film of the same name. In 1953, Kimball became a director and was responsible for the Academy Award-winning short Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom, and three Disney television shows about outer space that put the United States into the space program. He received an Academy Award for the short animated cartoon It's Tough to Be a Bird. Ward Kimball was profiled by the Academy Award-winning producer Jerry Fairbanks in his Paramount Pictures film short series Unusual Occupations. This 35mm Magnacolor film short was released theatrically in 1944 and focused on Kimball's backyard railroad and full-sized locomotive. Kimball was also a jazz trombonist. He founded and led the seven-piece Dixieland band Firehouse Five Plus Two, in which he played trombone. The band made at least 13 LP records and toured clubs, college campuses and jazz festivals from the 1940s to early 1970s. Kimball once said that Walt Disney permitted the second career as long as it did not interfere with his animation work. Kimball continued to work at Disney up until the early 1970s, working on the Disney anthology television series, being one of the writers for Babes in Toyland, creating animation for Mary Poppins, directing the animation for Bedknobs and Broomsticks, and working on titles for feature films such as The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin and $1,000,000 Duck. His last staff work for Disney was producing and directing the Disney TV show The Mouse Factory. He continued to do various projects on his own, even returning to Disney to do some publicity tours. Additionally, Kimball worked on an attraction for Disney's EPCOT Center called World of Motion. Kimball also produced two editions of a volume titled Art Afterpieces, in which he revised various well-known works of art, such as putting Mona Lisa's hair up in curlers, showing Whistler's Mother watching TV, and adding a Communist flag and Russian boots to Pinkie. While his only two acting appearances on film were an uncredited role as a jazz musician (with his fellow members of the Firehouse Five Plus Two) in Hit Parade of 1951 and as an IRS Chief in Mike Jittlov's The Wizard of Speed and Time, Kimball also served as host of Disney's Man and the Moon episode of the Disney Space television series of 1956. He also appeared as himself in an episode of the popular TV show You Bet Your Life hosted by Groucho Marx on March 18, 1954. As of 2010 the episode is available in a DVD box-set from Amazon. According to Neal Gabler's biography of Disney, Ward was a key figure in the dissemination of the urban legend that Walt Disney had instructed that his body be preserved by cryonics after his death. Amid Amidi wrote a biography of Kimball, Full Steam Ahead: The Life and Art of Ward Kimball, which was projected for publication in the fall of 2012. However, publication of the biography was cancelled in February 2013, which Amidi believed was due to pressure from the Disney corporation.
  • Ward Walrath Kimball (4 maart 1914 - 8 juli 2002) was een animator voor Walt Disney Animation Studios van 1934 tot 1972 en was ook een van Disney's Nine Old Men. Hij was tevens lid en oprichter van de Firehouse Five Plus Two.
  • __NOEDITSECTION__ Image:Information-silk.png|Character Template rect 0 0 20 20 Staff Template desc none Ward Kimball Real Name Unknown Job Titles Animator First publication Unknown
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