Friday, November 07, 2008

If You Need Me, Kahl Me

This article on Disney superstar animator Milt Kahl is from the Dallas Morning News in the early '70s (when Robin Hood) was coming out. There's little new information, but it 's a nice snapshot of the new interest in Hollywood animation that emerged in the early '70s, when terms like "Nine Old Men" found their way into mainstream publications, animators like Kahl emerged from anonymity and were invited to talk about their artistry, and animation cels became the cartoon equivalent of rare baseball cards.


Anonymous said...

Was Phyllis Kahl's last wife? Legend has it he found happiness at long last with that final woman.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting the Milt Kahl article.
Too bad we can't see his drawing in the photo very well.
To me, Milt was THE draughtsman of the last century,
I was lucky enough to meet him in the early 1980ies,
he will continue to influence animators for generations to come.
This is Andreas Deja from Disney Studios.