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*

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Lavalle Lee

Lavalle Lee

Lavalle has been making animated online cartoons since 2001 for his website flashcartoons.org. In 2009 Lavalle started learning from Don Bluth in his hand-drawn animation classes, as well as attending his Masterclasses in Arizona. In 2011 he started this website after seeing most animation sites were about all types of animation, not any specific to classical hand drawn animation. Lavalle also is the host of the popular online series. "The Traditional Animation Show". Lavalle is currently working for Don Bluth Films as a Production Manager and helped champion Dragon's Lair: The Movie Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign.


  1. May 2, 2012 at 11:21 am — Reply

    He is most fathe animator of jiminy cricket from Pinnochio by the way.

  2. Nancy Simon
    August 8, 2015 at 4:53 pm — Reply

    Are posters available of “The Committee”?

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