Monday, April 14, 2008

Ollie Johnston 1912 - 2008

"Most of our work has been in only one small part of the vast field of animation. There are so many areas to be explored, drawings to be tried, emotions to captured, effects to be created, new wonders to be seen. It is an exciting prospect. With electronic aids being perfected and new tools and materials being used, who can possibly foresee what lies ahead? It will probably not be another Walt Disney who will lead the way, but someone or some group of artists will surely discover new dimensions to delight and entertain the world."

--from Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston


Johnny Jackhammer said...

I make a toast to the "Nine Old Men," now all departed from us. They continue to bring a brightness to many days: their art moves us while their words amuse us.