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    The birth of Ward Kimball’s character Jiminy Cricket from “Pinocchio.”

    — 3 months ago with 215 notes
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    The mad genius of the animation world meets the mad genius of the art world: Ward Kimball + Salvador Dali

    The mad genius of the animation world meets the mad genius of the art world: Ward Kimball + Salvador Dali

    — 4 months ago with 99 notes
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    The Creative and Quirky Christmas Cards of Ward Kimball

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    — 7 months ago with 109 notes
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    Ward and Betty Kimball are ready for Halloween. Are you?

    Ward and Betty Kimball are ready for Halloween. Are you?

    — 9 months ago with 26 notes
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    fancysomedisneymagic:

    Picture Post, magazine article from March 23, 1946

    You see Kimball working on the section called The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met, and to his eft hangs an early model sheet of the Siamese Cats from Lady and the Tramp, a film that wouldn’t be in theaters until almost a decade later. Ollie Johnston is credited as Disney’s top animator, while Milt Kahl, in the last image, doesn’t get mentioned at all.

    Source: Deja View

    — 9 months ago with 117 notes
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    adisneysoul:

    Nine Old Men

    Ward Kimball: 1914-2002. 

    Walt Disney called Kimball a genius…….he had a great comedic instinct, a talent for creating unique characterisation and a broad imagination.

    He worked on 2 scenes from Snow White, and was immensely disappointed when his hard work ending up on the cutting room floor. However, he met his wife while working on the film…so it wasn’t all bad! But it did take words from Walt Disney to persuade Ward to not leave the studio.

    He did most of Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, The Mad Hatter and the March Hare, and some of The Cheshire Cat for Alice in Wonderland. His work includes Jiminy Cricket, Dumbo’s Crows, Cinderella’s mice and Lucifer, Baccus from Fantasia, and Pecos Bill.

    He also played the trombon and founded the Firehouse Five Plus Two band,and made several LPs and toured venues.  

    In his last years with Disney, tension arose between him and the studio and he retired in 1973. But on the happy side, his relationship with the studio improved with time.

    — 10 months ago with 169 notes
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    You’ve got to be confident to pull this look off: velvet paisley jacket, red pants, striped shirt and bowtie.

    You’ve got to be confident to pull this look off: velvet paisley jacket, red pants, striped shirt and bowtie.

    — 10 months ago with 17 notes
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    Pilot gear: plaid sportsjacket, diagonal striped tie, accent socks, and a red cap.

    Pilot gear: plaid sportsjacket, diagonal striped tie, accent socks, and a red cap.

    — 10 months ago with 19 notes
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    Ward style tip: Pair your denim overalls with an American stars shirt or a stop sign.

    Ward style tip: Pair your denim overalls with an American stars shirt or a stop sign.

    — 10 months ago with 27 notes
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    Ward Kimball Fashion Week continues with this smart summer ensemble.

    Ward Kimball Fashion Week continues with this smart summer ensemble.

    — 10 months ago with 52 notes
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    Welcome to WARD KIMBALL FASHION WEEK! Fashion Week just started in New York City yesterday so what better time to explore the fashion tastes of the most stylish and confidently dressed animator of all-time. GQ, eat your heart out!

    Welcome to WARD KIMBALL FASHION WEEK! Fashion Week just started in New York City yesterday so what better time to explore the fashion tastes of the most stylish and confidently dressed animator of all-time. GQ, eat your heart out!

    — 10 months ago with 19 notes
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    Trailer for “Chief, Your Butt’s on Fire,” a new animated short by Oscar-nominated director Steve Moore that uses music by Ward’s band, The Firehouse Five Plus Two.

    — 11 months ago with 49 notes
    #Firehouse Five Plus Two  #Ward Kimball  #Steve Moore