Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The 9 Old Men at the Walt Disney Family Museum

A once in a lifetime exhibition is being presented at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. NINE OLD MEN will be open to the public on May 17, it will run into January of next year. The curator is Don Hahn, who got in touch with family members of the nine, and was able to secure rare items, such as personal art, student work and pieces associated with their hobbies.
Below are a few examples. The majority of art will of course be animation related. Hundreds of rough drawings, flip books  and a new documentary film.

Early Milt Kahl

Frank Thomas student work

Les Clark

A great caricature by John Musker of himself with Eric Larson.

There will be an exhibition catalogue for sale. And Glen Kean's own fabulous exhibit is up simultaneously. If you ever wanted to visit the is the time!!!

Here is the official link to the museum:


  1. Amazing! Thanks for letting us know and see some work, Andreas. Hopefully we'll see more online - being so far away I am not likely to visit but a catalogue sounds great!

  2. Incredible! Now I must return to CA just for that, I can not miss it.

  3. Sounds great! I hadn't seen those non-animation works before

  4. Man, I hope I can get the time and money to check this out - thanks for letting me know about it, Andreas! Hey, I have a semi-related question for you - could you email me when you get a moment? It's

  5. That caricature of John and Eric looks very Hirschfeldian to me...

  6. That's great!! I wish I could go. It sounds amazing.

  7. The one I’ve been waiting for (okay, THIS and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea) - but let’s deal with this now. Hooray!!! AND a documentary!!! Looks like I need to book an Amtrak to go up north again.

  8. I am so happy to have found this blog. I am reading a bit each day :) I really hope to one day make it into the industry, sounds...amazing to work with like minded people into a creative project. Oh man, all my dreams come true.