The Life and Times of Ward Kimball

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  • Hardcover
  • 312 pages
  • The Life and Times of Ward Kimball
  • Todd James Pierce
  • 21 September 2018
  • 9781496820969

About the Author: Todd James Pierce

The author of the novel, The Australia Stories and the story collection, Newsworld, which won the Drue Heinz Literature Prize and was a finalist for the John Gardner Book Award and the Paterson Prize His work has been published in Fiction, The Georgia Review, Harvard Review, The Gettysburg Review, Indiana Review, The Iowa Review, The Missouri Review, North American Review, Shenandoah, The Sun, Vi

The Life and Times of Ward Kimball Besides Walt Disney, No One Seemed Key To The Development Of Animation At The Disney Studios Than Ward Kimball Kimball Was Disney S Friend And ConfidantIn This Engaging, Cradle To Grave Biography, Award Winning Author Todd James Pierce Explores The Life Of Ward Kimball, A Lead Disney Animator Who Worked On Characters Such As Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, The Cheshire Cat, And The Mad Hatter Through Unpublished Excerpts From Kimball S Personal Writing, Material From Unpublished Interviews, And New Information Based On Interviews Conducted By The Author, Pierce Defines The Life Of Perhaps The Most Influential Animator Of The Twentieth CenturyAs Well As Contributing To Classics Such As Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs And Pinocchio, From The Late S To The Early S, Kimball Established A Highly Graphic, Idiosyncratic Approach To Animation Alongside The Studio S Recognizable Storybook Realism In Effect, Ward Kimball Became The Only Animator To Run His Own In Studio Production Team Largely Outside Of Walt Disney S Direction In The S And S, He Emerged As A Director And Producer Of His Own Animation, While Remaining Inside Disney S StudioThrough Kimball, The Studio Developed A Series Of Nonfiction Animation Programs In The S That Members Of Congress Pointed To As Paving The Way For NASA The Studio Also Allowed Kimball S Work To Abandon Some Ties To Conventional Animation, Looking Instead To High Art And Graphic Design As A Means Of Creating New Animated Forms, Which Resulted In Films That Received Multiple Academy Award Nominations And Two AwardsThroughout His Life, Kimball Was A Maverick Animator, An Artist Who Helped Define The Field Of American Animation, And A Visionary Who Sought To Expand The Influence Of Animated Films

10 thoughts on “The Life and Times of Ward Kimball

  1. says:

    This is a must read for anyone interested in the history of Disney and the early years of animation and theme parks Like with his previous novel, Three Years in Wonderland, Todd James Pierce avoids the obvious stories we have read a hundred times, and gives us a unique and forgotten perspective around the world of Disney In Three Years in Wonderland, Pierce dived into the hidden story of CV Wood, a highly driven and very questionable individual who was almost as important as Walt for making Disneyland a reality This time, Pierce looks into the life of Ward Kimball, an important animator, innovator, train collector, and jazz artist Yes, the connection to Disney may draw you to the title, but you will stay for the character of Ward It seems almost too easy to compare him to a living cartoon, but he is that fun an individual Kimball was there for all of it From the creation of Snow White and mourning segments he oversaw being canceled to the creation of Disney s folly It was a lucky day for the world the day Kimball showed up at the Disney s offices with his portfolio, and his fingerprints are over so much entertainment from the last century we take for granted Pierce is a fascinating writer He can both take a big perspective, diving deeply into the history of a moment and yet there are moments when he creates little scenes of the characters, leaving you feeling like you are in the room with the subject an intimacy not often seen in nonfiction I highly recommend this not only to Disney historians, but also readers interested into biographies and nonfiction Kimball left a great mark on our culture and one of the successes of this book is I realize that now thanks to Todd James Pierce.

  2. says:

    This book is a great examination on the life of Ward Kimball You really begin to appreciate the influence that Ward had on the studio It is interesting that his hobbies away from work are parts of his life that get equal or even attention than his animation It shows how he sometimes did not fit in the Disney studio collective It was nice to get so much on the development of the Tomorrowland episodes as they are some of the most interesting things Disney created in the 1950s They essentially predicted the US space program for the next 20 years Overall, a great book, especially if you love animation and Disney.

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