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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.

Disney Filmography

Year Film Position
1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Animator: Snow White, Forest Animals, Happy, Dopey, Grumpy, Sleepy, Sneezy, Bashful, and Doc
1940 Pinocchio Animation Director: Figaro, Geppetto, Cleo, The Stupid Little Boys (as donkeys), and Lampwick (as a donkey)
Fantasia Animation Supervisor: Brudus
1941 Dumbo Animator
1942 Bambi Supervising Animator: Friend Owl and Thumper
1946 Make Mine Music Animator: Peter, Sashal and Sonia
Song of the South Directing Animator
1947 Fun and Fancy Free Animator: Jiminy Cricket
1948 Melody Time Directing Animator
1949 So Dear to My Heart Animator
1949 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad Animator: J. Thaddeus Toad
1950 Cinderella Directing Animator: Cinderella, Anastasia Tremaine, Drizella Tremainel and Prince Charming
1951 Alice in Wonderland Directing Animator: Alice, Caterpillarl and Dinah
1953 Peter Pan Directing Animator: Peter Pan, Wendy (in the flying sequences)l and Captain Hook
1955 Lady and the Tramp Directing Animator: Mr. Busy and Peg
1959 Sleeping Beauty Sequence Director
1961 One Hundred and One Dalmatians Directing Animator: Pongo, Colonel, and Sergeant Tibbs
1963 The Sword in the Stone Character Animator: Sir Ector, Granny Squirrel, Madam Mim, Wart, and Merlin
1964 Mary Poppins Animator
1966 Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree
1967 The Jungle Book Character Animator: Buzzie, Bagheera, Mowgli, Baloo, and King Louie
1970 The Aristocats Character Animator: Roquefort, Marie, Berlioz, Toulouse, Edgar Balthazar, Thomas O'Malley, and Scat Cat
1971 Bedknobs and Broomsticks Animator
1973 Robin Hood Character Animator: Little John, Trigger and Nutsy
1974 Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too! Directing Animator
1977 The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Animator: Kanga, Roo, and Winnie the Pooh
The Rescuers Title Designer
1981 The Fox and the Hound Animation Consultant
1983 Mickey's Christmas Carol
1985 The Black Cauldron
1986 The Great Mouse Detective

Gallery


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1920’s—1970’s
Disney's Nine Old Men: Milt KahlFrank ThomasOllie JohnstonLes ClarkJohn LounsberyMarc DavisWard KimballEric LarsonWolfgang Reitherman

Animators: Bill TytlaArt BabbittLee BlairPreston BlairFred MooreShamus CulhaneCy YoungDon LuskNorman FergusonHal KingJack HannahDick KinneyHal AmbroKen O'BrienJudge WhitakerBill JusticeDon BluthGary GoldmanCharles A. NicholsBlaine GibsonJohn EwingWalt StanchfieldFred HellmichAmby PaliwodaWilfred JacksonXavier AtencioBen SharpsteenEarl HurdDale OliverEric CleworthDavid HandFred SpencerJulius SvendsenEd BenedictKenneth MuseRudolf Ising
Visual Development, Layout, Background Artists and Character Designers: Gustaf TenggrenMary BlairMarjorie RalstonLillian BoundsJoe GrantMel ShawClaude CoatsDon DaGradiJohn HenchEyvind EarleKen O'ConnorThor PutnamAlbert HurterJohn HubleyHerbert RymanDon GriffithBasil DavidovichJack BoydPeter EllenshawRuthie Tompson
Storyboard Artists and Writers: Bill PeetRalph WrightDick HuemerFloyd NormanYale GraceyTed SearsErdman PennerJoe RinaldiWinston HiblerOtto EnglanderWilliam CottrellBill BergAl BertinoT. HeeHomer BrightmanTed OsbourneLarry ClemmonsHarry Reeves
Directors: Clyde GeronimiHamilton LuskeJack KinneyTed BermanRichard RichNathan GrenoGeorge ScribnerRiley Thomson
Producers: Walt DisneyRon MillerKen AndersonDon DuckwallPerce Pearce

1980’s—Present
Renaissance Directors: Rob MinkoffRoger AllersGary TrousdaleKirk WiseChris SandersMark DindalJohn Musker

Story Trust Directors: Ron ClementsChris BuckByron HowardDon HallChris WilliamsRich MooreStephen J. Anderson
Producers: Peter Del VechoClark SpencerRoy ConliDorothy McKimDon Hahn
Chief Creative Officer: Jennifer Lee
Associated Figures: Bob IgerRoy Edward DisneyMichael EisnerJohn LasseterEd CatmullJeffrey KatzenbergBob Chapek
Signature Voice Actors: Jim CummingsAlan TudykKatie LowesJohn DiMaggioMaurice LaMarcheJodi BensonDavid Ogden StiersJesse CortiPaul BriggsRaymond S. PersiPhil JohnstonFrank WelkerBill FarmerBrian Cummings
Signature Musicians: Sherman Brothers Robert B. Sherman Richard Sherman Alan Menken Kristen Anderson-Lopez Robert LopezLin-Manuel MirandaHoward AshmanTim RicePhil CollinsGlenn SlaterStephen SchwartzMarc Shaiman
Supervising Animators: Glen KeaneAndreas DejaAlex KupershmidtEric GoldbergMark HennJohn PomeroyRandy HaycockDale BaerT. Daniel HofstedtTony BancroftTom BancroftTony FucileAnthony DeRosaRuss EdmondsMichael SurreyBruce W.SmithDuncan MarjoribanksRuben AquinoNik RanieriRon HusbandRick FarmiloeTom SitoTony AnselmoRandy Cartwright
Visual Development & Storyboard Artists: Dean DeBloisLisa KeeneClaire KeaneBrittney LeeJin KimShiyoon KimCory Loftis

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