WITH A SMILE AND A SONG LIMITED EDITION LITHOGRAPH This beautiful lithograph was released in commemoration of the exhibition featuring art from the personal collection of Mike and Jeanne Glad. It is signed by Ward Kimball, Frank Thomas, Marc Davis and Ollie Johnston, who were the only living members of the famed Disney " Nine Old Men ". All four are now deceased.
It is hand numbered 223/300. The framed lithograph measures 26" x 21". It has been professionally framed and matted. It is in excellent condition with no wear or fading.
This is NOT a Disneyland cel, cell, sericel or pin. Yes, this piece IS hand signed. Every signature is different and unique. BONUS: This event was the ONLY appearance of ALL 4 of these men in Animation Art Exhibit/Gallery event history.This Signed lithograph was the Only piece of art that YOU will ever have, from THAT historic event. This is an art-piece that ever Disney fan can appreciate. Originally issued frame, in used condition. Finished off with a wire hanger and CoA attached to the back.
This piece is Ready to hang out of the box! This item comes with the Certificate's of Authenticity.
Ollie Johnston's first major assignment for the Disney company was Pinocchio. Other famous character work includes the centaurettes in Fantasia (1940), Thumper in Bambi (1940), Mr.
Smee in Peter Pan (1953), the three good fairies in Sleeping Beauty (1959), Mowgli and Baloo in "The Bare Necessities" sequence of The Jungle Book (1967) and Orville the albatross in The Rescuers (1977). Johnston was given the Disney Legend Award in 1989.
This award was created by Roy E. Disney to honor individuals whose body of work has made a significant impact on the Disney entertainment legacy. Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston have co-authored four books about Disney animation and art.Disney Animation: Illusion of Life (1981) is considered a textbook of the art of Disney animation. Too Funny for Words (1987) covers the art of the physical gag in animation. Walt Disney's Bambi: The Story and the Film (1990) is a record of the making of the classic feature, and The Disney Villain (1994) is the decisive study of animated menace. Our friend Ollie, passed away early in 2008, he was the last of Walt's Animators. Frank Thomas has had a long and distinguished career with Disney.
He is credited with animating Thumper and Bambi on the ice in Bambi (1942), Lady and Tramp eating a romantic spaghetti dinner in Lady and the Tramp (1954), and Mad Madam Mim in the Sword in the Stone (1963). Thomas was given the Disney Legend Award in 1989.
Frank Thomas is a native Californian. During World War II he was head of an Air Force Animation Unit, and from 1946 to 1966, in his spare time, was the piano player for the famous Dixieland Jazz group, The Firehouse Five plus Two. He lives in California with his wife of forty-seven years, Jeanette.
They have four children and three grandchildren. Passed away Sept 8, 2004 We'll miss you.
Marc Fraser Davis (March 30, 1913, Bakersfield, California January 12, 2000) was a prominent American artist and animator for Walt Disney Studios. He was one of Disney's Nine Old Men for his knowledge and understanding of visual aesthetics, the famed core animators of Disney animated films. Marc is one of a limited number of Premiere Disney Animators.
Walt Disney called them his nine-old-men. Which is a comment toward their wisdom and creativity because he trusted them with all of the animation as he got involved in other projects. Marc was known for drawing Snow White, Bambi, Song of the South, Alice, Cinderella, Tinker bell, Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent and Cruella de Vil.
In the 1960s he moved over to imagineering and created Disneyland attractions like Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise, America Sings, Country Bear Jamboree, Mine Train thru Rainbow Caverns among others. Ward Kimball (March 4, 1914 July 8, 2002) was an animator for the Walt Disney Studios. He was one of Walt Disney's team of animators known as Disney's Nine Old Men. While Kimball was a brilliant draftsman, he preferred to work on comical characters rather than realistic human designs.Animating came easily to him and he was constantly looking to do things differently. Because of this, Walt Disney called Ward a genius in the book The Story Of Walt Disney. While there were many talented animators at Disney, Ward's efforts stand out as unique. Kimball created several classic Disney characters including the Crows in Dumbo; Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Mad Hatter and the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland; the Mice and Lucifer the Cat from Cinderella; and Jiminy Cricket from Pinocchio.
He also animated the famous "Three Caballeros" musical number from the Disney film of the same name. The item "Smile and a Song Disney Snow White Seven Dwarfs KIMBALL Davis THOMAS Johnston" is in sale since Saturday, June 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Animation Art & Characters\Animation Art\Production Art". The seller is "toon-city" and is located in San Diego, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.