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Ward Kimball (Ward Walrath Kimball)

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Biography

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Ward Kimball joined Disney Studios in 1934 as an animator. He eventually became involved in all aspects of animation production, most notably as the designer of Jiminy Cricket for the film "Pinnochio." He was also responsible for the redesign of Mickey Mouse. Walt Disney recognized Kimball's achievements by making him one of the "Nine Old Men", Disney's semi-official group of advisors. Kimball retired from Disney in 1972, but still maintained ties with the studio. He joined other leading Disney animators in 1978 for a whistle-stop tour to promote Mickey Mouse's 50th birthday. Read more...

Actor

Character: Ward Kimball

The Reluctant Dragon 1941

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Character: Himself

Dateline: Disneyland 1955

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Character: Himself - Winner: Best Animated Short Film

The 42nd Annual Academy Awards 1970

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Character: The IRS Chief

The Wizard of Speed and Time 1988

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Character: Trainmaster - Introduction

The Ray Bradbury Theater 1985

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Character: Himself - Animator

The South Bank Show 1978

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Directing

Writing