Virgil Ross (1907-1996) was an American artist, cartoonist, and animator who worked for Charles Mintz, Ub Iwerks, Filmation, Hanna Barbera, and Marvel. He is most known for his extensive work with the Warner Bros. Studios where he worked directly with Leon Schlesinger, Tex Avery, Bob Clampett, and Friz Freleng!
Eyvind Earle (April 26, 1916 – July 20, 2000) was an American artist, author and illustrator, noted for his contribution to the background illustration and styling of Disney animated films in the 1950s. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Rahr West Art Museum, Phoenix Art Museum and Arizona State University Art Museum have purchased Earle's works for their permanent collections. His works have also been shown in many one-man exhibitions throughout the world.
Clem Hall was an Imagineer during the 1970s and 1980s. He is notable for his work on such park attractions as The Haunted Mansion, Space Mountain, and many more.
Thornton Hee, better known as T. Hee, was an animator, director, and teacher. His career spanned stints at Leon Schlesinger Productions, Walt Disney Studios, UPA Studios, and Terrytoons. Hee was well respected for his caricature work as seen in The Coo Coo Nut Grove, The Woods are Full of Cuckoos, the opening credits of The Life of Riley, and his Christmas card designs. Hee is also recognized for his work directing the Dance of the Dance of the Hours segment of Fantasia (1940), and went on to teach character design and caricature, even co-founding the Character Animation program at Cal Arts.
Ruel Pascual has been an artist for over 20 years. He has spent the last 10 years working in the animation industry, but his love of painting is what he holds most dear. He takes a personal approach to his work, using life's hardships as his muse. His idea is to achieve beauty through narratives by painting familiar landscapes that portray simple life experiences. Ruel fosters his art as if it were a living breathing extension of who he is and the life journey we all share. He currently spends his days as the Sr. Animator for Disney Consumer Products.
California based artist Brandon Ragnar Johnson's aesthetic is born at the intersection of illustration and design. His work is often some combination of the things he most loves; film noir, fashion illustration, classic cartoons, the great men's magazine artists, mid century design and architecture, punk rock, monsters and old Las Vegas. His work has been collected in numerous books and can be found on television, films, apparel, toys, textiles, home goods, museums and galleries. His clients include- Disney, Nickelodeon, Warner Brothers, Dreamworks, Gigantic, Spectrum, Legendary Pictures, DC Comics, Sony, MTV, Matel, Bad Robot. Partners include Lamps Plus, Cranston Fabrics, Dark Horse, 3D Retro, Sin In Linen, House Of Secrets, Mead, and ACME Archives.
Gris Grimly can be best described as a storyteller. His vision traverses the media world in the form of writing, illustration, directing, animating, and more. His work can be seen in over 20 illustrated books, 2 music videos, and 4 self-produced films. Some of his most revered work has been the illustrations for the books Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Madness, Boris and Bella, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Neil Gaiman's Dangerous Alphabet, and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
Pascal Campion is a French-American illustrator and animator. He studied narrative illustration at Arts Decoratifs de Strasbourg, in France. He revels in the company of his wife and daughter and finds it very hard to write about himself. He works in a studio with high ceilings in San Francisco.
Pascal has worked in a wide variety of media, from games, music videos, feature films to books. His past clients include Dreamworks Animation, Disney TV, MTV, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Hulu, PBS, They Might Be Giants, and more.
Frank Thomas was an American animator and pianist. He was one of Walt Disney's top team of animators known as the Nine Old Men. He began his career at the Disney Studio in 1934 as only the 224th employee! He retired from Disney as an animator in 1978, working on many of the most beloved animated feature films created by the studio. He also was the pianist for the Dixieland band, Firehouse Five Plus Two.
Mary Blair (October 21, 1911 – July 26, 1978), was an American artist who was prominent in producing art and animation for The Walt Disney Company. She is known for creating concept art for such films as Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Song of the South and Cinderella. Blair also created character designs for theme park attraction at Disneyland (It's a Small World), Epcot's World Showcase, and the Contemporary resort. Her work is also seen in many children's books, including multiple Golden Back Books, and some currently remain in print. Blair was inducted into the prestigious group of Disney Legends in 1991.