Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Cards



Many animators like to send out Christmas cards, because they can draw them themselves.
Lounsbery, Kimball, Marc Davis, Frank and Ollie, they all sent out drawn holiday greetings over the years. Not Milt Kahl. 
Remember, he said: I only draw when I have to.
In the early 1980ies I sent Milt this card with a self caricature to wish him and his wife Julie Happy Holidays.
Julie told me later, Milt doesn't do Christmas cards, but she had asked him to send me one in return.
I treasure this card. Milt picked this store bought card with a graphic image of Santa, and the open invitation to see him and Julie is very special to me!!



13 comments:

  1. a very special and no doubt very treasured memory, and this is why i love christmas

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  2. I can't believe he did not draw his X-Mas cards, they would definitely become collectible items.

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  3. Wow, those kind of details gives you the impression that Mr. Kahl had a great heart. Thank you so much for sharing the card. Happy Holidays! By the way, the card you draw is awesome!

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  4. O_o I would frame this! It's surprising he din draw them though. :)

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  5. So simple and heartwarming :D Happy Holidays, everyone!

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  6. Does the short song at the beginning of The Prince and the Pauper at all reference My Fair Lady's "Wouldn't it be Loverly?"

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  7. I have this one in my collection.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasoncampbell/4208592597/

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  8. The angel with Mickey ears is great

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  9. Aloha Andreas from Tom Meyer here in Maui! Was searching for something on Google and ended up on your blog! Spent a couple hours browsing your postings, and was highly entertained with the insights you offered on the development of your Disney characters! 55 and you still look great and fit in your blog photo! Hope you're doing well. As for me I'm approaching my 10th year of living here in Maui and it hasn't gotten old yet! Keep up the great work on your blog and elsewhere. Aloha to you once again!

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    1. P.S. Email me some time, would love to hear from you and see if you're ever planning a trip to Hawaii?!

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  10. Merry Christmas!
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vGEYJ3Me6Sg/ULC8JGU8mGI/AAAAAAAAEEY/qyvi3S5j5J0/s1600/2012+Christmas+Card+Colour.jpg

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