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    Farewell Ollie Johnston

    Ollie Johnston, the last of Disney's Nine Old Men, passed away today at 95. Snow White, Bambi, Fantasia... none of these movies or countless others could have been possible without him.

    There's an adorable video of Ollie speaking of his former assistant, Fred Morre, on this blog. Check it.

    Click here to read more about Ollie.

    Rest peacefully and thank you for an age of magic, Ollie.
    Last edited by Steph Laberis; April 14th, 2008 at 10:39 PM.


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    And then there were none...

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    well, damn again

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    .__.

    Found some visual yummies from Ollie to share (I couldn't find much, dangit):

    Farewell Ollie Johnston

    Farewell Ollie Johnston

    Farewell Ollie Johnston

    And his cameo with now deceased Frank Thomas in The Incredibles:

    Farewell Ollie Johnston

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    This makes me sad....it really does.


    Thanks for posting this, Steph. Here's another bit about him, complete with a little vid.
    http://animationvideovault.blogspot....of-disney.html

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    Sad news...


    thanks for posting Steph, this makes me want to pick up my "illusion of Life" again

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    That's some really sad news.

    But man, what a legacy.



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    bah I hate when this comes up...


    very sad to hear.

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    ... I can't believe it. I was just talking about him the other day.

    Ugh, what a tragic loss.

    R.I.P Sir.
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    I have nothing but respect for him and the other 8 old men.

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    There's an empty little place in my heart. It echoes with the sound of little drawings that brought dogs and children and magical places to life.

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    Man that's rough.
    95 is definitely a good run, but its sad to know that they're all gone now.
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    I was sad to hear this as well. I have the book Walt Disney's Bambi: The Story and the Film/With Flip Book. It is full of his artwork and thoughts concerning animation and the movie Bambi of course. it's actually one of my most prized books.

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    This actually has me in tears, I was a big fan of Frank and Ollie. I wish I could have met him.

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    Ollie Johnston (RIP, you wizard) and the rest of Disney's Old Men were much, much more than gifted animators.

    This is way beyond sad.. even though Mr. Johnston led what seems to be a full, happy life, losing a genious like this is tragic.

    From everything I've read about him, he also seemed like a true gentleman, a passionate husband/friend/coworker and an all around great guy. Condolences to his family. Mr. Johnston was an -enormous- influence on animators the world over.

    He will be missed. Dearly.

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    Only wish I could live as long and as healthy.
    He was blessed to live such a long and meaningful life, RIP.

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    Rest in peace

    one of the very best artists ever

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    Disney Animator, Ollie Johnston Dies

    Here's a good obit from the Economist:

    http://www.economist.com/obituary/di...ry_id=11081964

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    A moment of silence for the end of an era.

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    Merged into original tribute thread

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    Rest in peace.
    At least the nine old men are back together in heaven.
    They are legends.

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    An amazing lifespan for an amazing man.

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