Disney History from the Source
The Walt's People series is an oral history of all things Disney, as told by the artists, animators, designers, engineers, and executives who made it happen, from the 1920s through the present.
Walt’s People: Volume 2 features appearances by Friz Freleng, Grim Natwick, Frank Tashlin, Ward Kimball, Floyd Gottfredson, Herb Ryman, Frank Thomas, Dale Oliver, Eric Larson, Woolie Reitherman, Richard Rich, and Glen Keane.
Among the hundreds of stories in this volume:
- WARD KIMBALL talks Disney trains, how he got hired at Disney, his studio pranks, his drug use, why no major Disney character is a cat, and why Walt wouldn't let him order the beef stew.
- FLOYD GOTTFREDSON discusses in detail his work on the Mickey Mouse comic strip, his cartooning techniques, how the Mickey cartoon character evolved stylistically, and his opinion of Walt Disney.
- ERIC LARSON shares what it was like to work at the Disney studio for over five decades, his efforts to train new animators to replace the old, and his experiences as one of Walt's "Nine Old Men".
- FRANK THOMAS, another of Walt's' Nine Old Men, relates the highlights of his career with Disney, and his lifelong collaboration with fellow Disney animator Ollie Johnston.
The entertaining, informative stories in every volume of Walt's People will please both Disney scholars and eager fans alike.