Ollie Johnston, the last surviving member of Disney’s “Nine Old Men”, passed away Monday at age 95. He died of natural causes at a long-term care facility in Sequim, Washington.
Besides being a Directing Animator for Song of the South, Ollie worked on numerous other Disney films, including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia, Bambi, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians, Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, The Aristocats, Robin Hood and The Rescuers.
We will miss you, Ollie! Thank you for all the wonderful films I was fortunate to grow up with.