Sunday, October 31, 2021

Halloween, Ollie's Birthday

It is still October 31 on the US west coast, Halloween. A good time to remember Ollie Johnston, since today is his birthday. Ollie is not very well known for his animation on villains, even though he animated a few. Brom Bones, Cinderella's stepsisters and Smee all benefited from his comedic touch toward villainous characters. 

Ollie IS known though for his work on Prince John and Sir Hiss from Robin Hood. Here are a few sheets showing explorations for scene continuity and character layouts.

This is actually a Frank Thomas sketch.