6340.7 #18 (DL Qual #7

Oct 31, 2012 1:36 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
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!

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You always brighten up my day with your posts from the College of Disney knowledge. Another good one. - splashphotoCM  885.6 #206 2:09PM
THAT Sir makes ME happy! Thank you! Glad you enjoy these! :D - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 2:47PM
History lessons are always appreciated. Thank you - ScooterMike  1963.0 #83 1:43PM
Thank YOU for reading! 😊 - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 2:07PM
Frank Thomas worked for Disney? I love The Big Hurt! - Mouse4life  1679.6 #100 1:45PM
http://is.gd/W74OBo :) - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 2:10PM
i love that him and frank thomas were put in the incredibles! "there's no school like the old school" always always love your disney posts! - OhanaPhoto  5191.9 #23 2:18PM
I loved that too!! You're very sweet! That made me smile! Thank YOU! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 2:44PM
:0) - OhanaPhoto  5191.9 #23 3:03PM
Thanks for sharing. He is a true Disney legend. - NickDoubleyew  1083.2 #168 2:25PM
Indeed! Hope you and the family are well sir! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 3:11PM
Great research. Thank you. - Tealtownfan  1015.6 #184 2:45PM
Just happy to share. :) Thank you! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 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! - IMissDisney  1205.7 #144 3:02PM
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  6340.7 #18 4:00PM
I'm a computer guy. I couldn't draw to save my life. - IMissDisney  1205.7 #144 5:23PM
I live about 20 minutes from Julian and didn't know this! Thanks! - PiecesOf8  608.4 #335 3:33PM
Thank you! Nice story. Once again! - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 3:33PM
So happy you enjoyed it! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 7:44PM
Awesome! Happy 100th birthday Ollie! :) - MagicalMadMadam  233.0 #1570 4:22PM
Awesome!!! - mickeyat78  1980.6 #82 4:24PM
Thanks for great info SMK! Very interesting to hear about the people behind the amazing movies that we all love. - LilSterner  5455.2 #20 7:04PM
I'm happy to hear you think so too! Thanks dearie! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 7:46PM
I enjoyed Ollie's interview in Walt the Man Behind the Myth. - NikkiMickey  1686.3 #99 7:14PM
💚💛💜your history bits. Good birthday too. - Plumiegirl  10135.2 #8 7:25PM
We live kinda close to Julian and I'm trying to figure out where the railroad is . Would love to see that train . - dlcowboyfan  283.4 #1029 7:27PM
Wow I did not know all that!! - Goofy24  174.0 #2335 8:14PM
I just love your news posts. Thank you!!! - yipman  69.2 #4185 2:35PM
Great lesson! - DisLUVney  632.4 #320 2:47PM

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