#3. Ward drawing Jiminy Cricket while Walt Disney looks on, November 8, 1939.
Ward was among the group of Walt Disney’s most trusted animators known as the Nine Old Men. He worked for over forty years at the Walt Disney studio. Ward’s creations: Jiminy Cricket in PINOCCHIO, the DUMBO crows, Lucifer, Gus and Jaq in CINDERELLA, Pecos Bill, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedledee, Tweedledum, the Mad Hatter and March Hare in ALICE IN WONDERLAND, and, of course, Panchito Pistoles in THE THREE CABALLEROS.
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