Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Ollie in 2005

I received this holiday greeting card from the Johnston family in 2005. 
Ollie had just received the National Medal of Arts at a White House ceremony. Other recipients that year included actor Robert Duvall and singer Dolly Parton. 
Ollie said he looked at this award as a tribute to all the animators who had worked with Walt Disney.
He passed away in April of 2008 at the age of 95.


  1. Hello Mr. Deja. My name is Matt. I wanted to reach out to you because, first i wanted to say Thank you for your creation on a handful of Disney films over the years. I have a podcast on YouTube on called PE Slick Podcast and i wanted to interview you about your work over the years. You can reach me at my email address: par21245@hotmail.com. Thank you, Matt