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Watch: 6 Minutes Of Only Known Footage Of 1939 Union Station Opening, Shot By Oscar Winner Ward Kimball

  • By Ben Brock
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  • April 22, 2014 12:09 PM
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Union Station Opening
Ward Kimball might be the most important name in animation you've never heard: one of Disney's first animators, he worked on the dwarfs for “Snow White,” designed Jiminy Cricket for “Pinocchio” and redesigned Mickey himself in the '50s. Later he became a member of the “Nine Old Men” who advised and counseled Walt and the Disney company for decades. All that, and he mentored Brad Bird, Pixar's presiding genius and one of the most important figures in animation today.

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