Walt Disney's Nine Old Men: Masters of Animation
(2018)

Nine Old Men was President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s term for his truculent Supreme Court justices. Walt Disney borrowed the term in jest several years later to refer to his core team of animators—Les Clark, Marc Davis, Ollie Johnston, Milt Kahl, Ward Kimball, Eric Larson, John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman, and Frank Thomas—even though they were neither old nor out of touch, and in fact would together make history with their cutting-edge contributions to the world of animation. Produced in conjunction with The Walt Disney Family Museum’s 2018 exhibition of the same name, Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men: Masters of Animation is the must-have companion book celebrating the legacy of Walt’s lead animators. This exquisite volume features an array of fascinating artwork and family mementos such as sketchbooks, caricatures, and snapshots, as well as original animation art from the classic films Pinocchio, Bambi, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, and Sleeping Beauty and much more.

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