Eaglie's Aviary

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Last of the Nine Old Men, Ollie

I just received the news Ollie Johnston died, which kills me. Sure, I didn't know him, and I didn't know who he was until I got to know a few animators, but I knew his work all my life! Even a bone-deep cynic like me watched and loved a little rabbit's stuttering and a boy and bear's friendship. It was this man and eight others who made Disney what it was and what animation is today.

Thank you for all our childhoods, Ollie, Frank, Les, Woolie, John, Eric, Milt, Mark, and Ward.