Frank and Ollie (1995)

PG  |   |  Documentary  |  20 October 1995 (USA)
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A documentary about two famed Disney animators, Frank and Ollie.



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Complete credited cast:
Frank Thomas ...
Ollie Johnston ...
Sylvia Roemer ...
Himself - Animator / Author / Historian
John Culhane ...
Himself - Author / Historian
Marie E. Johnston ...
Jeanette A. Thomas ...
Glen Keane ...
Himself - Supervising Animator, Disney
Andy Gaskill ...
Himself - Art Director, 'The Lion King'


A documentary about two famed Disney animators, Frank and Ollie.

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Their friendship changed the face of animation.



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Rated PG for a moment of language and a brief view of a nude drawing


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20 October 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Frank y Ollie: Los magos de Disney  »

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The Men that made Disney
27 March 2000 | by (miami,florida) – See all my reviews

This was the documentary on Oliver Johnston and Franklin Thomas, the two men responsible for what Walt Disney is remembered today- Character Animation. In this film we find out how these two men became friends and how through that friendship raised character animation to the standard it is done today in the movies.

The good-The documentary goes through the duo's history. It shows some of the classical figure drawings as well as rough pencil drawings of famous Disney characters-Bambi and Pinnocchio included.

The bad-John Culhane,what a bloated, pompous asshole. I love the work that Frank ad Ollie did in the Disney movies but the way this guys interpreted it was almost to a Godlike degree. I cant stand this guy on film. Supposedly Milt Kahl, one of Disneys best animators, designed the character of Mr.snoops in The Rescuers with this windbag in mind.

Rent this film to se who is actually responsible for Uncle Walt's fame-and I don't mean Mickey Mouse. Then afterwards, read The Illusion of Life. The quintissential book on Disney Animation written by the same to men who the documentary is based on.

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