Obit: Ollie Johnston, 95, Disney Animator

Mr. Johnston, an animator who started with Walt Disney with “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (1937)(VHS 5200), was an “inbetween artist” who specialized in communicating emotion in characters with his use of movement nuances studied from real life. Media Services has Frank and Ollie (VHS 6404), a documentary about his work and friendship with his longtime colleague, Frank Thomas. Other videos in the Media Services collection on which Mr. Johnston contributed include:

Fantasia (1940) VHS 1429
Bambi (1940) DVD 3318
The Three Caballeros (1944) VHS 3296
Alice in Wonderland (1951) DVD 995

Obituary from The Economist

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