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These are stories about the creative process from the duo that helped forge and create the art of animation. They discuss what it was like to deal with a building full of creative people that were shepherded by Walt Disney.

The Nine Old Men:

Origins of the trusted Nine
Cupids, Centaurs and Capra:

Recollections of The Fantasia "Pastoral" Sequence
Stokowski, Beethoven, Disney and the Firehouse Five:

It's "Quitin' Time" and Walt is down the hall with Leopold Stokowski

Silly Song:

Snow White's Problems with the Dwarfs keeping scales consistent through the musical craziness
Dance of the Hours:

Hippos, Crocodiles, and adding notes to Beethoven
The Lady and the Tramp:
Recollections of the making of the Lady and the Tramp" Sequence
The Future of animation:

A discussion of traditional and computer animation
What first attracted you to Animation:

Their recollections about becoming animators
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