As you probably know by now, my name is Hans Walther, and I was born in Amsterdam, which is the capital of The Netherlands. Now, more than forty-five years later, I live in a small town only fifteen minutes from Amsterdam, together with my girlfriend and two wonderful daughters.
This is me with Snow White and Dopey in Disneyland California.
Yes, this was taken 'some' years ago..... (in 1988 to be precise!)
is me with Joanna Quinn and Evert de Beijer. Both won numerous prizes
with their independent films. Evert is best known for his wonderful
Here we are joint at the Holland Animation Film Festival in 2004.
is me with Bill Plympton, whom I met at the Holland Animation Film
Festival in 2004.
is me with Adriaan Lokman, who made “Barcode” which won the Grand
Prize in the Annecy festival in 2002.
|This is me with Michael Dudok De Wit, the
Academy Award winner of 2001 for his wonderful animated short film
"Father "& Daughter.
I met Michael at the Holland Animation Film Festival in 2000.
|This is me with Börge Ring, Academy Award winner for his short "Anna & Bella", from which I have several cels.|
|This is me with Daan Jippes, who has worked for Disney as a storyboard artist on "Aladdin" and "The Lion King II".|
|This is me with Paul Driessen, the award winning independent Dutch animator. To read more about Paul, see my "Dutch Animation" section.|
|This is me with Ronald Bijlsma.
To read more about Ronald, see the special page on this website which is
entirely devoted to him and his artwork.
is me with Piet Kroon, who made the wonderful independent short "DaDA"
and was the animation director of "Osmosis Jones".
He also worked as a storyboard artist on one of my favorite features: "The Iron Giant".
is me with Wilbert Plijnaar, who worked as a storyboard artist on
numerous animated features like "Quest for Camelot", "Jimmy
Neutron", "Ice Age" and "Shrek 2".
is me with Marten Toonder, who sadly passed away in July 2005.
He was the creator of Olivier Bommel, one of Holland's best known comic strip characters.
Toonder is also known as 'the European Walt Disney'.
|This is me with Rob Stevenhagen, one of the animators who worked on "Who framed Roger Rabbit".|
|This is me at gallery "Fi Donc" in 1997 with world famous sculptor Kent Melton, who sculpted most of the Walt Disney Classics Collection sculptures.|
|This is me at gallery "Fi
Donc" in 1999 with Bruce Lau, also a sculptor
of some of the pieces in the Walt Disney Classics Collection.
He is the Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck specialist.
is me at gallery "Fi Donc" in 2002 with Dusty Horner, one of
the sculptors who works for Disney, sculpting for the Walt Disney
He also works for DreamWorks, making animators maquettes. I met him in October 2002, when he visited Europe.
|This is me with Peter Lord from Aardman Animation. I met him at the Holland Animation Film Festival in 2009.|
|Raoul Servais, the great Belgian animator, also visited the Anima Festival in Brussels, which I attented in 2011.|
|At the Holland Animation Festival in 2010 I met Shane Acker, the director of the wonderful computer animated "9".|
|This is me with sculptor and animator Ruben Procopio.|
|Here I am with actress Sylvia Kristel, who also directed the award winning animated film "Topor et moi".|
|This is me with the three voice actors who did the voices of the Chipmunks for the Dutch dubbing, which I directed.|
|Here I am with Paul Fierlinger, a wonderful animator who made (among many shorts) the feature "My Dog Tulip".|
|This is me with Pixar director and animator Mark Walsh, whom I interviewed at the Cinekid Festival in Amsterdam.|
|This is me with Andreas Deja, the wonderful Disney animator. I moderated his masterclass at the Cinekid Festival in Amsterdam.|
|Here I am with Priitt Pärn, the most famous Estonian animator. I just love his work.|
|Here are some photos of the ring I had made, depicting the heartbox of the Evil Queen.|
|This is my stone at Disneyland Paris. As you can see the date is Snow White's 60th birthday...|
|This is part of the Snow White videos and CD's in my collection. I try to collect as many different languages as possible.|
|This is a cel of Doc that I made myself. I once wanted to buy the original, but unfortunately it was far above my budget. I tried to make it look like a Courvoisier setup with a wood-veneer background.|
|Another one that I made myself, copied from the "Heigh-Ho" limited edition. It is huge, and has over forty different paint colours! I'm very proud of this one.|