Alice in Wonderland
(directing animator) / (directing animator: "Doorknob" and the "Queen of Hearts" - uncredited)
(animator: "Johnny Appleseed" - uncredited)
(Short) (animator - uncredited)
(supervising animator - as Franklin Thomas) / (supervising animator: "Thumper" - uncredited)
(animation director - uncredited)
(animation director: "Pinocchio" - uncredited)
(Short) (animator: "Mickey" and "Bear" - uncredited)
Walt Disney's Bambi: The Story and the Film (1990)
3 Biographical Movies |
2 Interviews |
4 Articles |
The Firehouse Five Plus Two | Franklin Thomas | Firehouse Five Plus Two
Did You Know?
and I were part of The Firehouse Five Plus Two. The announcer would introduce Ward as the animator of the mice from Cinderella
(1950) and the audience would smile and clap. Then he'd say this is Frank Thomas who animated the stepmother. The audience would go, "ugh". I told Walt we needed to get another picture because I couldn't stand it.
He became known for his long enduring close friendship with fellow animator Ollie Johnston. They met at Stanford University. During their decades at Disney, they would often be found in each other's office. They became known as simply "Frank and Ollie." Their close friendship continued through their retirement years until Frank passed away in 2004.