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dana martin

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as reported this morning a legend in the animation community, and member of the "nine old men" has passed away, thank you for the wonderful memories, from the art that you created, and may you rest in peace.
 

Henry Gale

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Thank you Ollie!

I knew he did a voice in The Iron Giant (1999) but did not realize his most recent acting gig before that was 65 years earlier. :)

Going through his animation credits just gives me goosebumps.

What a life.
 

Dick

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Johnson and Frank Thomas were such a superb team - gay couples could learn much from their mutual love and devotion, even though totally platonic. They knew each other's thoughts and completed one-another's sentences. Loved their books, their short documentaries on DVD's and the (original ad-free) Disney Channel. It's a cliche to say it, but in this case it is completely true: we'll never see the likes of them again.

As a side note, re-watch THE NEVERENDING STORY and see if you don't agree with me that the Luck Dragon looks like it was based on Ollie.
 

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