Meet the Team Whose Combined Genius Defined the Art of Character Animation; A fantastic collector's edition for Disney fans everywhere! Think of your favourite moments and characters in Disney films from the thirties to the seventies and chances are most were animated by one of Walt Disney's "Nine Old Men". Through the span of their careers, these nine highly skilled animators, with widely differing artistic gifts, viewpoints, personalities and ambitions, exhibited an unparalleled loyalty to their employer. In this gorgeous full-sized gift book, noted film historian John Canemaker explores these men's artistic breakthroughs, failures, rivalries, and their individual relationships with each other and with Walt. This candid narrative of their lives and contributions to a very special form of artistic cinema illustrates why the work of the "Nine Old Men" will continue to be a significant source for study and inspiration for years to come.