Good afternoon! This day in Disney history, Oct 31st, 1912. "Disney animator Ollie Johnston (one of Walts "9 old men" ) was born in Palo Alto, California. He began working for Disney in 1935. During his 43 year career as an animator for Disney, Ollie worked on such films as: Bambi, Snow White, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Mary Poppins, The Aristocats, The Jungle Book, The Rescuers & The Fox and the Hound.
In addition to being one of the foremost animators in Disney history, Ollie was also considered one of the world’s leading train enthusiasts. The backyard of his home in Flintridge, California, boasted one of the country’s finest hand-built miniature railroads. Even more impressive was the full-size antique locomotive he ran for many years at his vacation home in Julian, near San Diego. Ollie also left a legacy with the books he wrote w/ his longtime friend, Disney animator & Legend Frank Thomas. Amongst his four books, Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life remains the definitive book for artists and animation enthusiasts alike!
Thanks for sharing. He is a true Disney legend. - MightyWhitey
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Indeed! Hope you and the family are well sir! - Duchess_SMK 3244.5 #11 3:11PM
Great research. Thank you. - Tealtownfan
692.3 #144 2:45PM
Just happy to share. :) Thank you! - Duchess_SMK 3244.5 #11 4:00PM
This is Awesome SMK. I have a little Disney animation in my family. A relative of mine did some work on Fantasia. He didn't know any famous animators or anything but I think it's kinda cool. Thanks for the awesome history as usual. Yer the Best! - MyPark
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Oh really?! That's neat MyPark! Thanks for sharing that! Does it run in the family? Do you like to draw? Thanks as always Sir! - Duchess_SMK 3244.5 #11 4:00PM
I'm a computer guy. I couldn't draw to save my life. - MyPark 943.6 #91 5:23PM
I live about 20 minutes from Julian and didn't know this! Thanks! - PiecesOf8
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