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September 13, 2004

Frank Thomas

Disney animator Frank Thomas, one of the "Nine Old Men", died on September 8. He worked on virtually any "classic" Disney aninmated film you can think of, including "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves", "Bambi", "Dumbo", and "Fantasia".

In 1995 Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnson, another Disney animator, came to speak at Microsoft. I had no particular idea who they were, but a co-worker dragged me along. They gave a very interesting talk about, covering similar material to what is in their book, The Illusion of Life. At the end they said they could sign a limited number of copies of their book (limited due to some aspect of their employment at Disney), but I didn't have a copy to sign.

Posted by AdamBa at September 13, 2004 10:13 PM

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