Sunday, June 30, 2019

Jock by Ollie Johnston

This is rough animation by Ollie. The character of Jock is responding to Lady who is saddened because Jim Dear had called her "That Dog !"
Jock: ("Well, now, Lassie...I wouldna worry mah haid about that.)
Remember, they're only humans after all."

This is Scene 68 from sequence 2.0, and the length is 4-08 ft.

It is a little bit surprising that Ollie chose to animate the eye wink so early in the scene.
What happens during a scene's first few frames doesn't register much to viewers. Your eyes always need a moment to adjust to a new scene.

I love Ollie's simplicity. While Jock is talking, his scull is leading the forward head motion, while the muzzle follows through.
A little bit of animated gold!

Again, my thanks to Wil for letting me post these gorgeous rough drawings.

Be sure to click on each image 2x, in order to enjoy each drawing large size.


  1. Wow! These drawings by Ollie are as good as Milt's! Thanks for sharing these!

    1. Sandro, Ollie's roughs for ALICE often looked like Milt's as well. I remembering Ollie showing me a rough scene, and I thought, oh, he doesn't remember that this is a Milt scene.
      Well, I was wrong, it was an Ollie scene.

  2. Andreas, you’ve been my ultimate inspiration ever since I was young enough to hold a pencil! I’ve studied your animation style forever! Especially with Scar from the lion king. I was wondering if there was anyway I could get in contact to maybe ask if I could get an original sketch by you? Or even just an autograph? I just want something I can frame in my home, it would fulfil a huge dream of mine. I’ve seen the autographs on Ebay and sketches but I wouldn’t want to own anything like that, that you are receiving the profit on! I hope you see this, I’m such a huge fan of your work and I hope to go far in art myself!

  3. Beautiful!
    Here are the drawings put together

  4. Love to see the line work. So miss 2d animation