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, The Sword in the Stone, and The Jungle Book.
In 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 The Great Mouse Detective, and died two years later.
||Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
||Animator: Snow White, Forest Animals, Happy, Dopey, Grumpy, Sleepy, Sneezy, Bashful and Doc
||Animation Director: Figaro, Geppetto, Cleo, The Stupid Little Boys (as donkeys) and Lampwick (as a donkey)
||Animation Supervisor: Brudus
||Supervising Animator: Friend Owl and Thumper
||Make Mine Music
||Animator: Peter, Sasha and Sonia
|Song of the South
||Fun and Fancy Free
||Animator: Jiminy Cricket
||So Dear to My Heart
||The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
||Animator: J. Thaddeus Toad
||Directing Animator: Cinderella, Anastasia Tremaine, Drizella Tremaine and Prince Charming
||Alice in Wonderland
||Directing Animator: Alice, Caterpillar and Dinah
||Directing Animator: Peter Pan, Wendy (in the flying sequences) and Captain Hook
||Lady and the Tramp
||Directing Animator: Mr. Busy and Peg
||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
||Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree
||The Jungle Book
||Character Animator: Buzzie, Bagheera, Mowgli, Baloo and King Louie
||Character Animator: Roquefort, Marie, Berlioz, Toulouse, Edgar Balthazar, Thomas O'Malley and Scat Cat
||Bedknobs and Broomsticks
||Character Animator: Little John, Trigger and Nutsy
||Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too!
||The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
||Animator: Kanga, Roo and Winnie the Pooh
||The Fox and the Hound
||Mickey's Christmas Carol
||The Black Cauldron
||The Great Mouse Detective