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(Some Guy)   The last of Disney's nine old men has died   (cartoonbrew.com) divider line 27
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2008-04-15 12:46:05 AM
Sad indeed, Enjoy your big steam train in the sky, ollie
 
2008-04-15 01:08:10 AM
i've had a copy of the illusion of life since i was 12, and never realized it was such an important reference for animators. maybe i'll go back and check it out again.
 
2008-04-15 01:14:58 AM
Sad. We were just watching excerpts from Fantasia on Youtube last night and marveling at all the styles of animation.

The list of Frank and Ollie's films/characters, for those who want a direct link. (new window)
 
2008-04-15 04:59:36 AM
I did a write up on my day with Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas. (new window)

www.frederatorblogs.com

You'll be missed.

/I'm in the Yellow shirt
//Tom Bisongo (animator on "Tron") is next to me
///Bottom left (viewer's left) is Frank Thomas
////Bottom right is Ollie Johnston
//Photo taken at Frank Thomas's home in 2002
 
2008-04-15 05:52:30 AM
Thank you for sharing that, Scorpinock. Good stuff.
 
2008-04-15 07:15:41 AM
They crossed the river Isen on midsummer's eve disguised as riders in black!
 
2008-04-15 07:31:15 AM
i189.photobucket.com
 
2008-04-15 07:38:10 AM
Goodnight, Ollie.
 
2008-04-15 08:14:37 AM
disney.go.com

RIP Ollie 1912-2008
 
2008-04-15 08:42:53 AM
Is he dead, or did he get the Disney treatment?

/RIP
 
2008-04-15 11:35:27 AM
www.cartoonbrew.com

"There's no school like the old school."
 
2008-04-15 11:45:52 AM
...and if John Lasseter had changed things like I hoped he would, there'd be something about this up on their home page by now. Marketing is all very well, but remembering what got you here is more important- especially for a brand who sells (in large part) nostalgia.

/end of rant
 
2008-04-15 11:53:07 AM
While this man will greatly contributed to american pop-culturem influenced generations, and will surely be missed...

No one has made a reference to "tar baby" yet? Really?
 
2008-04-15 11:57:08 AM
Amazing, did someone take over Cartoon Brew? There isn't thread after thread shilling the owner's shiatty projects and appearances.
 
2008-04-15 01:35:49 PM
millia
...and if John Lasseter had changed things like I hoped he would, there'd be something about this up on their home page by now. Marketing is all very well, but remembering what got you here is more important- especially for a brand who sells (in large part) nostalgia.
/end of rant


wtf? dude... he's in charge of animation. You think he's out there making demands on the corporate website?
 
2008-04-15 02:22:57 PM
T.rex: wtf? dude... he's in charge of animation. You think he's out there making demands on the corporate website?

It's about a mindset. He got the cel animation unit started back up; he has his finger on every animation project; he's helping to revitalize the parks, and, IIRC, he basically doesn't have a boss except for the CEO. The man respects animation more than probably anybody else there in a leadership position. I figure he could get a small link on the page, yes, amongst the teen singers.

However, I'm probably being a bit cynical. I'm sure there'll be something in at least the newsletter they send out, and there'll undoubtedly be something else later. I just saw the Hyper-Marketing website, and had my normal response, alas. If I were Shakespeare, today, I'd write: "The first thing we do, let's kill all the MBAs'
 
2008-04-15 03:58:33 PM
millia: If I were Shakespeare, today, I'd write: "The first thing we do, let's kill all the MBAs'

That was very deciduous of you to take the quote out of the context of the work where it praised lawyers and then paraphrasing it in an attempt to make yourself look smart.
 
2008-04-15 04:18:51 PM
SockMonkeyHolocaust: millia: If I were Shakespeare, today, I'd write: "The first thing we do, let's kill all the MBAs'

That was very deciduous of you to take the quote out of the context of the work where it praised lawyers and then paraphrasing it in an attempt to make yourself look smart.


Deciduous? In what sense was that being transitory?

And in any case, read the play. They're describing a utopia at that point, and it's one element. Granted, it's the rebels I believe, rather than the proper King, but the point of clearing out The Man is still made.
 
2008-04-15 04:50:13 PM
End of an era. The Nine Old Men were something special and it makes me sad to see them all gone.
 
2008-04-15 05:39:00 PM
Scorpinock
You made my day better
 
2008-04-15 08:45:24 PM
Via con Mickey, Ollie.
 
2008-04-16 01:06:20 AM
Bummer. I used to work with his son. Very kewl guy.

RIP, talented drawing man.
 
2008-04-16 01:55:40 AM
millia: And in any case, read the play. They're describing a utopia at that point, and it's one element. Granted, it's the rebels I believe, rather than the proper King, but the point of clearing out The Man is still made.

I did read the play, that's why I can tell you that you were quoting it out of context in an attempt to look smart.
 
buz
2008-04-16 06:04:36 AM
9 men? In the movie I saw, there were 7. and they were realllly short!
 
2008-04-16 02:45:59 PM
SockMonkeyHolocaust: I did read the play, that's why I can tell you that you were quoting it out of context in an attempt to look smart.

Whatever. Please show me how a character complaining about how his life is a pain ever since he entered into a legal contract is proof that lawyers are good things.

As for smart, well, that's like using the word deciduous, one supposes. Or did you mean a combination of deceptive and fatuous? Or insidious?

In any case, commerce can still have art, and a balance of the two is worthwhile.
 
2008-04-16 10:52:18 PM
This guy did a write-up, but he also included some YouTube of a Disney documentary of Ollie Johnson. Pretty cool.
The Shelf: the last of nine legends...
 
2008-04-18 12:43:36 AM
millia: As for smart, well, that's like using the word deciduous, one supposes. Or did you mean a combination of deceptive and fatuous? Or insidious?

Yeah, I hate using dictionaries too. I might find out that someone is making fun of my faux intellectualism.

Also:

http://www.spectacle.org/797/finkel.html
 
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