Ward Kimball was one of Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men. Born in Minnesota, Ward was a great artist who loved to restore locomotives. He worked on animated classics such as Snow White, Fantasia, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and many more and now his painting is up for auction for an estimated $15,000! If only I had an extra $15k lying around. Check out the video for more information on the painting.
In other news, the other day I visited Theme Park Connection in Winter Garden, FL. I saw a signed drawing of Jiminy Cricket by Ward Kimball for sale behind glass!! *below*