Saturday, December 30, 2006

Ward Kimball - Mother Goose Goes Hollywood

There's been a flood of Disney animator's drafts lately, and myths regarding a lot of Golden Age animators have been clearing up. It is great to know though, that Ward Kimball did an awful lot of excellent animation on both the shorts and movies.

Here's his animation from "Mother Goose Goes Hollywood" ('38), one of the few attempts Disney did at a real Warner-style cartoon for many years. It seems like all the animators were having fun with this short, but Kimball's animation stands out as the most slick and beautifully cartoony.

Go buy the new Silly Symphonies set if you haven't yet... It's worth it for this one alone!

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