Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Ollie Johnston - R.I.P.


Just saw the news story that legendary animator Ollie Johnston died!

This is terrible news, as he was a professional hero of mine. He, and Frank Thomas, helped revolutionize animation. Cartoon films just wouldn't be what they are today if not for these guys!

My heart goes out to his family.

Mike

2 comments:

Brandon O'Donnell said...

Always sad when someone like that passes away.

This isn't exactly completely related and you may have heard of this already, but it's a complete attack on artists and efforts of the past, present and future. I'm trying to spread it around to artists that are online. Have a look at this: http://mag.awn.com/index.php?ltype=pageone&article_no=3605&page=1

Mr. Hawthorne said...

Yeah, I have heard about and am concerned. BUT, I'm doing a little more homework into it.

Mike