Monday, January 30, 2017

The 2009 Academy Tribute to Milt Kahl's been almost eight years since the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences paid tribute to Milt Kahl. Allow me too brag a little, but way back Milt's 100th birthday was coming up, and so as an Academy member I suggested a celebration of his genius, which I would host.
The event was incredible, a packed house. We showed film clips, vintage interview outtakes, pencil tests and much more.
My buddy Charles Solomon moderated a panel of folks who knew Milt. Here are some of the panelists (Milt's daughter Sybil is missing from the photo, she was momentarily busy elsewhere.)
Next to me is Alice Davis, then Kathryn Beaumont, Brad Bird, John Musker, Charles, Floyd Norman, John Pomeroy and Ron Clements.

Here are pages from the event's program (courtesy of Hans Perk). Marc Davis' remembrance of his friend Milt Kahl is particularly touching.


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  2. It's been 5 or 6 years ago that Michael Jackson died i know the dates than other people Andreas I'm smart.

  3. Thanks for posting this! There used to be clips of the panel online, but I don't think they're available any more. It's really cool to read about these top-level guys admiring each others' work, although I know they could all be critical too

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  6. That's an event I would have loved to attend. Even reading the excerpts from the program, is an eye-opener. Marc's anecdote about Milt's concentration is brilliant. Thanks Andreas!