Friday, July 18, 2014

Lessons from Frank & Ollie

…about observation and personality. These clips are part of a program that helped promote their book The Illusion of Life. It aired in the early 1980s on the Disney channel. After reminiscing about their long careers at the studio, Frank and Ollie talk in front of students from Cal Arts a well as Rowland High School. Some of these kids went on to become big players in the animation industry. One young student is John Ramirez, who turned out to be the fastest inbetweener in the West, and I was lucky to have John help me meet my crazy deadlines for Lion King and Hercules.
Joe Ranft is in the audience as well.
It’s fun to watch Frank and Ollie in top form, as they communicate with a new generation of animation artists.