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Source Eric Larson was an American animator for Walt Disney Studios starting in 1933 and was one of the " Disney's Nine Old Men".
He worked on films, such as
, Snow White , Fantasia , Bambi , Cinderella , Alice in Wonderland , Peter Pan , Lady and the Tramp , Sleeping Beauty , One Hundred and One Dalmatians , and The Sword in the Stone .
The Jungle Book
1973, he began a recruitment training program that brought a new generation of animators into the Disney studio. Many of well-known figures in animation today went through Larson's training program, including Brad Bird, Don Bluth, Chris Buck, Tim Burton, Randy Cartwright, Ron Clements, Andreas Deja, Gary Goldman, Dan Haskett, Glen Keane, Bill Kroyer, John Lasseter, John Musker, Phil Nibbelink, Richard Rich, John Pomeroy, Joe Ranft, Jerry Rees, Henry Selick, and Tad Stones, among many others.
He retired from Disney in September
1986, after he finished working on , and died two years later.
The Great Mouse Detective
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Animator: Snow White, Forest Animals, Happy, Dopey, Grumpy, Sleepy, Sneezy, Bashful, and Doc
Pinocchio Animation Director: Figaro, Geppetto, Cleo, The Stupid Little Boys (as donkeys), and Lampwick (as a donkey)
Fantasia Animation Supervisor: Brudus
Bambi Supervising Animator: Friend Owl and Thumper
Make Mine Music Animator: Peter, Sashal and Sonia
Song of the South Directing Animator
Fun and Fancy Free Animator: Jiminy Cricket
Melody Time Directing Animator: Jenny and Joe
So Dear to My Heart Animator
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad Animator: J. Thaddeus Toad
Cinderella Directing Animator: Cinderella, Anastasia Tremaine, Drizella Tremainel and Prince Charming
Alice in Wonderland Directing Animator: Alice, Caterpillar, Queen of Hearts and Dinah
Peter Pan Directing Animator: Peter Pan, Wendy (in the flying sequences) and Captain Hook
Lady and the Tramp Directing Animator: Mr. Busy and Peg
Sleeping Beauty Sequence Director
One Hundred and One Dalmatians Directing Animator: Pongo, Colonel, and Sergeant Tibbs
The Sword in the Stone Character Animator: Sir Ector, Granny Squirrel, Madam Mim, Wart, and Merlin
Mary Poppins Animator
Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree
The Jungle Book Character Animator: Buzzie, Bagheera, Mowgli, Baloo, and King Louie
The Aristocats Character Animator: Roquefort, Marie, Berlioz, Toulouse, Edgar Balthazar, Thomas O'Malley, and Scat Cat
Bedknobs and Broomsticks Animator
Robin Hood Character Animator: Little John, Trigger and Nutsy
Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too! Directing Animator
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Animator: Kanga, Roo, and Winnie the Pooh
The Rescuers Title Designer
The Fox and the Hound Animation Consultant
Mickey's Christmas Carol
The Black Cauldron
The Great Mouse Detective
(in the flying sequences)
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