23 Magical Pictures From The Golden Years Of Disney
Walt Disney working alone at his drawing board on Jan. 1, 1930.
A crowd of Londoners gather on a busy street to watch a Mickey Mouse cartoon on Feb. 26, 1931.
Walt Disney kneels to sketch a pair of fawn, 1938.
Walt Disney tries to coax a penguin into performing for the camera, for a Silly Symphony short film called “Peculiar Penguins,” 1934.
A group of musicians record the soundtrack for a Mickey Mouse cartoon in July, 1932.
Walt Disney stands next to his wife, Lillian, as she holds one of Disney’s Oscars at an Academy Awards reception in 1935.
Walt Disney looks over sheet music with actor Eddy Nelson, circa 1940.
At Walt Disney Studios in California, an unidentified animator (left) makes faces in a mirror, which he uses as raw material for his character’s expressions, 1946. American singer and actor Cliff Edwards (right), with a bowler on his head and a cigar in his mouth, records the voice for the character of Timothy Mouse in the Walt Disney animated film Dumbo, 1946.
Walt Disney smokes a cigarette in 1939 as he checks over the musical scores that will eventually be used in Fantasia.
View of the crowd assembled under a theater marquee waiting to attend a screening of Fantasia in Rio de Janeiro, 1941.
Walt Disney lies in the sand on Copacabana Beach as he holds an 8mm movie camera while on a trip to scout for locations in Rio de Janeiro, 1941.
Disney artist and animator Mary Blair and her husband, fellow artist Lee Blair, sit outdoors and draw sketches of flora in South America while on a trip to scout for locations in Brazil, 1941.
Walt Disney talks with a pair of animators about their work, circa 1950.
Animators from Walt Disney Studios in Anaheim, California, watch as a man demonstrates a flying motion exercise with a fan, circa 1955.
Walt Disney (far right) listens to an unidentified animator talk through the storyboards for the film Sleeping Beauty, circa 1955. Beside them, animator Les Clark plays a record.
A man looks through a lens at an oversized paintbrush as a studio artist drips paint from a tube, circa 1955.
Walt Disney poses before a scene with his signature creation, Mickey Mouse, circa 1955.
A group of Disney musicians record sound effects with a bazooka, disembodied piano, and an assortment of strings, pipes, hinges, and chains in September 1953.
Walt Disney holds up his Oscars for The Vanishing Prairie during the Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Mar. 30, 1955.
Walt Disney stands by a plan and model of the proposed Disneyland and chats with some imagineers in Los Angeles, circa 1954.
Having put his paw print on the dotted line, Bobby, a Skye terrier from the north of Scotland, is signed to a Hollywood contract by Walt Disney in 1960, one in a long line of animal actors Disney groomed for stardom.
Walt Disney sits on a grassy lawn with his grandson at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, 1955.