View Full Version : Ollie Johnston died yesterday.

04-16-2008, 02:54 PM
The last of the famous "Nine Old Men", Ollie Johnston died yesterday 95 years of age. All of us trying to animate, be it with Lightwave or by other means, owns a lot to this man and the other pioneers of the early Disney years. We still try to follow the rules they laid down more than half a decade ago.
May he rest in peace.

04-16-2008, 04:42 PM
He was definately a legend. Godspeed Ollie!!

sean hargreaves
04-17-2008, 06:19 PM
Wow! Well he had a long and talented life. He invited me over to his house one day to show him my artwork, characters and backgrounds, he signed a couple of books for me, he showed me his miniature steam engines and the track he had built in his back garden to run them.

All those amazing films he worked on, so beautiful, and all BY HAND!!!

Rest in peace Ollie........