Walt Disney's "Nine Old Men" (more like nine brilliant men, his original animators) Back row: Milt Kahl, Marc Davis, Frank Thomas, Eric Larson, and Ollie Johnston. Front row: Woolie Reitherman, Les Clark, Ward Kimball, and John Lounsbery.
Eric Larson. He's my cousin! Yuppers! Born & raised in Utah, he became one of Walt Disney's "Nine Old Men" in 1933 and worked there until he retired in 1986. He passed away in 1988. I LOVE that he worked with and for Walt Disney! What would this world be like without him!?!?