R.I.P. Animator Ollie Johnston

Ollie Johnston, the last remaining of Disney’s “Nine Old Men” passed away yesterday at the age of 95.

It may seem like a cliche, but Johnston truly wrote the book on animation.

“There’s no school like old school.”

He will be missed by this animator. Truly great, and a really nice guy, too (not that I had the priviledge of meeting him).


I shall animate when I get home tonight in his memory. I haven’t been doing that lately.

Wow, that is a real shame. Ollie was a good guy and a great animator. Sad day. :frowning:

Animation Magazine article.

He was the last of Disney’s “nine old men”. He and his long-time friend and colleague Frank Thomas were responsible more than anyone for the amazing empathy of Disney characters from the studio’s golden years. He worked on every animated feature from Snow White in 1937 to The Fox and The Hound in 1981. If you’ve seen The Incredibles, you’ve heard his voice. He’s the old man at the end who says “No school but the old school.”

Thanks, Ollie.

Pochacco, I’ve merged your thread into an already existing thread…

I’ll have to give Frank and Ollie another spin in his memory.


He was one of the two ‘old men’ that appear in Pixar’s The Incredibles (Now that’s what I call Old School) wasn’t he. I always assumed that was Frank and Ollie.

Yes. That was them, just before Frank passed away. I don’t remember which was which off the top of my head, though. I think Ollie was taller.

Just backwards. Frank was the taller one; Ollie was the shorter.

Did they do their own voices?
Why are the google ads for tactical body armour and Isrealie Combat Expierence?

Yep. You right.
In real life they weren’t that much different in height, though.