No drawing could do justice to the note i have to place here, but yet I want to mark it in my own journal.
Today I learned that Ollie Johnston, last of the 9 has left this earth to join his comrades wherever it is tired animators go once they expire. Frank and Ollie were really fantastic inspirations and like all animators I enjoyed every little wink that was thrown into their direction in movies. To loose Ollie is like loosing the last page on a windy day, to a story that now is closed.
I wonder where the future will lead to- I'm hoping that their footprints will burn into the foundations of animation instead of fading into the sea of history. May their legends live on and inspire these and upcoming generations, so that inventive and lovable characters are created and the great tradition of animation lives on to inspire imagination.