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bawhabmw
04-15-2008, 02:00 AM
Remembering Ollie Johnston (1912 - 2008)


http://jimhillmedia.com/blogs/jim_hill/archive/2008/04/14/remembering-ollie-johnston-1912-2008.aspx

erilaz
04-15-2008, 02:14 AM
The last of the wonderful nine old men. A sad, sad day. As an individual, he was such a character. :cry:

He's left a wonderful legacy.

urico
04-15-2008, 02:34 AM
My condolences to his family. The world of animation mourns with you today.

Blackwing Diaries (http://http://blackwingdiaries.blogspot.com/2008/04/ollie-johnston-1912-2008.html)

SheepFactory
04-15-2008, 02:49 AM
Oh man... :(

tuna
04-15-2008, 02:56 AM
Very sad to hear this :(

RockinAkin
04-15-2008, 03:04 AM
He had a good run at 96 years old... and left a wonderful legacy behind him.

Remi
04-15-2008, 03:10 AM
Wish I could have thanked him personally for his knowledge. R.I.P. :(

krizzik
04-15-2008, 03:28 AM
Remembering Ollie Johnston (1912 - 2008)


http://jimhillmedia.com/blogs/jim_hill/archive/2008/04/14/remembering-ollie-johnston-1912-2008.aspx

He will be sorely missed...

depleteD
04-15-2008, 03:30 AM
His contributions to art have immortalized him.

ThomasMahler
04-15-2008, 07:43 AM
Gee, talking about bad news...

He's been an inspiration for animators for decades - and I think anyone could be happy if that could be said about your life.

Hope you guys have seen this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOoRNPNL9v0

Rest in Peace, Ollie!

Breinmeester
04-15-2008, 08:14 AM
The last of the Mohicans. It's all secondhand information and photocopies from here...


My condolences to everybody that knew him personally.

FloydBishop
04-15-2008, 08:23 AM
Ollie was kind enough to spend some time with me several years ago when I was at a real turning point in my career. I posted about it over on Channel Frederator (http://www.frederatorblogs.com/post/5437).

He'll be missed for sure.

http://frederatorblogs.com/media/8535

Happier times.

colkai
04-15-2008, 10:12 AM
96 - wow, hope I get as good an innings.

A sad day but what a legacy he left behind. :arteest:

Obraxis
04-15-2008, 10:16 AM
A sad day indeed. :( We've lost one of the greats, and the last of the 9 old men.

I didn't get to meet Frank & Ollie, but I have read my copy of the Illusion of Life many many times. What an awesome legacy he left behind him.

Awesome photo Floyd.

liquidik
04-15-2008, 10:21 AM
A sad sad day indeed...

Bye Ollie

Ollarin
04-15-2008, 11:14 AM
Whoa...I just got the wind knocked out of me when I read the title.

He's been an idol to most animators for decades, and will continue to be so.

RIP Ollie. :(

bardur
04-15-2008, 12:01 PM
It surely is a sad day.. :sad:
But what he did for the animation community and animation as a whole will never be forgotten.. :bowdown:

Sil3
04-15-2008, 12:34 PM
Sad day indeed, but lets all keep joy on what he achieved and left as an heritage to all of us animators and non animators.

R.I.P

Dennik
04-15-2008, 12:45 PM
He is the last great animator to leave such a big legacy behind. I doubt there will be any more like him. It makes you wonder if traditional animation will ever get back to those glorious days, now that all those great animators are gone...

Geta-Ve
04-15-2008, 01:44 PM
I suppose it is somewhat ignorant of me to not have known who this was till this post, but now that I know I am quite saddened by the news. Though we should be happy he lived such a long and eventful life.

Cheers to him :beer:

Wilson-3d
04-15-2008, 02:15 PM
Sure sorry to hear the news. If you have never seen the "Frank and Ollie" DVD, it sure shows some great footage of both of them and a look into their fun personalities and talents. Thanks for all the inspiration Ollie!

cookepuss
04-15-2008, 02:26 PM
I suppose it is somewhat ignorant of me to not have known who this was till this post, but now that I know I am quite saddened by the news
He actually had a voice over cameo in the Incredibles, as an old guy in the park.

Here's the way I see it. No need to mourn his death. He made it to 95 (not quite 96). That's more than a lot of people.

Besides, in spite of the fact that he stopped animating nearly 30 years ago, he's still had more true classics to his credit than most people could ever dream. He'll certainly live on in his work. His true legacy is in the laughs and smiles of children ages 1-100.

So, he's dead. We all die. Only a few of us really get to live, to be a part of something bigger. That he was.

So, here's to your life, Ollie. You made it a really good one.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=uOoRNPNL9v0
http://youtube.com/watch?v=sRLvVg_8bRg
http://youtube.com/watch?v=5FTO6DcBENk

Geta-Ve
04-15-2008, 04:16 PM
He actually had a voice over cameo in the Incredibles, as an old guy in the park.

Here's the way I see it. No need to mourn his death. He made it to 95 (not quite 96). That's more than a lot of people.

Besides, in spite of the fact that he stopped animating nearly 30 years ago, he's still had more true classics to his credit than most people could ever dream. He'll certainly live on in his work. His true legacy is in the laughs and smiles of children ages 1-100.

So, he's dead. We all die. Only a few of us really get to live, to be a part of something bigger. That he was.

So, here's to your life, Ollie. You made it a really good one.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=uOoRNPNL9v0
http://youtube.com/watch?v=sRLvVg_8bRg
http://youtube.com/watch?v=5FTO6DcBENk

Well said sir. :)

hurst_graham
04-15-2008, 04:21 PM
My condolences to his family.

A sad sad loss but a wonderfull inspiration and his films will live on for ever.

Graham

Kid-Mesh
04-15-2008, 05:16 PM
A remarkable mind, pioneer and great visionary was this man to say the least. I'm sure he will truly be missed by many of his closest friends, colleagues and family. All though, I never had the honor to actually meet him. I feel privileged to have access to an art form that he helped to perfect.

This is a definite major loss to the community as a whole but his contributions will live on through every key created which adheres to the principals developed by the nine old men.

My condolences.

robcat2075
04-15-2008, 06:49 PM
I'm surprised (but maybe not surprised) I haven't seen mainstream media mention of this yet. Ollie Johnston was at least as important to movies as Charleton Heston. Maybe Ollie should have devoted his retirement to crazy-ass speeches about guns.

I can't find a mention on ABC News even, and Disney owns that.

DeVangiel
04-15-2008, 08:25 PM
My condolences to his family....truly the end of an era.....what a great guy:cry:

SuperRune
04-15-2008, 11:46 PM
It's truly the end of an era in animation. I also had a hope that I might be able to meet Ollie some day, and show my first animation film to him, and I kind of feel I know Ollie personally from all the books and movies I have about him. Borrowing The Illusion of Life from the local library, and reading what Ollie and Frank wrote, is what made me want to work in animation. I simply owe my career to him :)

Silvermyst
04-16-2008, 12:23 AM
A great inspiration to thousands of animators and what an incredible legacy he has left behind. As others have said, he is surely immortalised in his work and as one of the greatest the industry has ever seen.

mummey
04-16-2008, 05:45 AM
Obit on NPR: All Things Considered.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89661674&ft=1&f=1003

R3desiGN
04-16-2008, 09:07 AM
Rest in peace. :(

Favian001
04-16-2008, 09:40 PM
for animators and any who have attempted to animate this truly is a day we will remember as a passing of a man who has helped construct the industry we work/study in. The nine old men have left us but that doesnt mean what they brought to us should fade away...:cry:

FabioMSilva
04-17-2008, 12:13 AM
i loved robin hood flick from disney

oh man :(

metroeast
04-18-2008, 05:25 PM
Such a influencial guy. He was there at the beginning. He was one of the guys who got me interested in the mechanics as well as the art of what we all do.

toontje
04-18-2008, 05:45 PM
I'm sad and happy. We all know sooner or later we all die. But to see the last of the old wise old man (/men) survived long enough to experience the 'modern' world is just wonderful. I only can imagine Ollie watching Finding Nemo and thinking: "Good! I see they get it, there is nothing else I could teach them. I know I can die now with a sense of fullfilment."


Rest in peace, you won't be forgotten.

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