Album of lobby cards and photos from 30 animated films, signed by key animators

Lotte Reiniger, Frank Thomas, Arthur Babbitt, Grim Natwick, Milt Kahl, Ollie Johnston, Norman McLaren, Ward Kimball, John Hubley (animators)

Various cities: Walt Disney Pictures / HanWay Films, 1926-1967. Album of thirty lobby cards and photographs from thirteen animated films, all SIGNED or INSCRIBED by animation directors to fellow animator Les Gibbard. Lotte Reiniger,Norman McLaren, John Hubley, Arthur Babbitt, Grim Natwick, and four of Disney's famed "nine old men," Frank Thomas, Milt Kahl, Ollie Johnston, and Ward Kimball, all have signatures in the album, with the occasional humorous addition to the image or dated inscription. Signatures date from 1973 and 1974.

The album contains images for eight animated classics: "Bambi" (1942), "Pinocchio" (1940), "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937), "Gulliver's Travels" (1939), "The Jungle Book" (1967), "Dumbo" (1941), "It's Tough to Be a Bird" (1969), and "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad" (1949). The album also has four still photographs for films by early avant-garde animator Norman McLaren: "Le Merle" (1958), "A Chairy Tale" (1957), "Blinkity Blank" (1955), and an unknown film, as well as six images from the oldest surviving animated feature film, Lotte Reiniger's classic "The Adventures of Prince Achmed" (1926), and an image from the 1949 film short "The Magic Fluke" directed by John Hubley.

Les Gibbard worked on various animated television shows and films, including "The Super Globetrotters" (1979), "The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends" (1993-1995), "The Princess and the Goblin" (1991), and more.

Images Near Fine or better, housed in a Near Fine scrapbook album. All photos between 8.5 x 7.75 inches and 11.25 x 9.25 inches, housed in a 14.25 x 10.5 inch binder.

Complete collation available upon request.

[Book #142154]