Walt & El Grupo
Amazing historic footage and modern visits to the sites of 1941 are interspersed with interviews and readings of letters sent by the members of Walt's group to their family, as well as never-before-seen artwork. My favorite shot shows the group leaving the animation building in beautiful colors, with Ward Kimball, Ollie Johnston and Milt Kahl waving their goodbyes - Kimball looks like he thinks "yeah, right, why am I not coming, too?" Go see it!
The Argentinian caricaturist Ramon Columba is prominently featured in the documentary. In the July-September 1941 issue of the magazine Páginas de Columba we find Columba's own sketches of Walt and most of his staff.
The only ones missing are Lee Blair and Herb Ryman...
We also find this photo of (l. to r.) Walt Disney, the Argentinian president Dr. Ramon Maria Ortiz (who already at this time due to diabetes had given up his powers to vice-president Ramón Castillo and died a few days after resigning office the following year), Ramon Columba and Douglas S. Clark (whom I do not know more of).
Will I see you at the D23 Expo? I'll be at the Disney's Lost Chords presentation on Saturday afternoon!
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