Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Ollie Johnston (October 31, 1912 – April 14, 2008)

I heard some incredibly depressing new today. Ollie Johnston, the last of Walt Disney's group of animators the Nine Old Men, died Monday from natural causes. A little bit more magic got sucked out of the world when he went.,2933,351483,00.html


  1. Oh...that's so sad. I'm such a huge Disney fan. Pooh Bear is my very favorite. Of course, I love Tink too! When we were in Disney last year, my husband bought me the best Tinker Bell purse!!

  2. That's so sad! He'll be terribly missed.

  3. How did I miss this story? This is so sad, Jen. Thanks for sharing.

  4. that is very sad.
    I have lots of Disney favs, it hard to pick just one. But I really like the older Disney films, like Bambi, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White.

  5. I know a man who was a Disney artist for many years (started with Snow White) Disney let him and others go when computer art was first getting popular, but he also worked on many disney books that are out.. his name is Ron Dias check out his site and smile that some disney folk are still around...


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