Ward Kimball Roundup

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Ken Pellman wrote earlier about the end of the Ward Kimball Backyard Railroad – Grizzly Flats. I hadn’t really thought about what would happen to that property. I’m sad to see it split up. But I’m glad to hear that much of it is going to a good home.

I didn’t want the week to get started without linking to an excellent set of Ward Kimball posts over on Cartoon Brew. The CB folk have been on a string of great writing. I feel like I could link to them every day.

First they found a treasure trove of animation and cartoonist photos including the one of Ward Kimball above. Then there is a clip from an interview with Kimball from a 1978 broadcast of Tom Snyder’s Tomorrow Show. There are some amazing shots of Grizzly Flats in there. To top it all off Amid digs up a clip from the 1954 broadcast of "You Bet Your Life" where Kimball appears with Groucho Marx. Finally, there is the tribute to Ward over on Myspace.

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2 thoughts on “Ward Kimball Roundup

  1. chemmom

    Before we realized Ward Kimball was a Disney animator, we knew him as “that guy from I Love Toy Trains”. There was an interesting episode about Ward Kimball and his toy train collection, AND he opens every episode of the “I Love Toy Trains” series with blasts of his steam engine’s whistle. My boy was really into tr

  2. chemmom

    Before we realized Ward Kimball was a Disney animator, we knew him as “that guy from I Love Toy Trains”. There was an interesting episode about Ward Kimball and his toy train collection, AND he opens every episode of the “I Love Toy Trains” series with blasts of his steam engine’s whistle. My boy was really into trains!

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