Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy 100th Birthday, Ollie Johnston

When I think about Ollie, certain things come to mind:
Many great conversations, stimulating inspiration and my sincere admiration for him and his art.
Ollie's animation touched so many of us. 
Pinocchio, Bambi, Alice, Mr. Smee, the dogs from Lady & the Tramp, the Three Fairies in Sleeping Beauty, Pongo & Perdi, Archimedes, Baloo & Mowgli, Duchesse & the Kittens, Prince John & Sir Hiss, Penny & Rufus and many short films. 

For The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Ollie animated the hilarious sequence where Brom Bones and Ichabod fight for Katrina's affection. Absolute Genius. Fantastic timing. Watch it again on DVD!
Ollie Johnston, one of a kind !!

Happy Halloween, everybody !!!