Ollie Johnston
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‘Ollie’ Johnston Jr. | 1912-2008

Walt Disney, right, with four of his “Nine Old Men,” circa 1957. Standing, from left, are Milt Kahl, Marc Davis and Frank Thomas. Seated in foreground is Ollie Johnston. (Walt Disney Studios)
Legendary Disney animators Ollie Johnston, seated, and Frank Thomas in May 1957, animating the Three Good Fairies from “Sleeping Beauty,” released in 1959. Johnston, the last of the “Nine Old Men” group, died Monday of natural causes at a long-term care facility in Sequim, Wash. He was 95. (Walt Disney Studios)
The earliest known photo of all of Walt Disney’s “Nine Old Men” together, taken in the early 1950s when the name was first applied to them by Disney. From left to right: Ward Kimball, Eric Larson, Frank Thomas, Marc Davis, Ollie Johnston, Les Clark, Milt Kahl, John Lounsbery and Wolfgang “Woolie” Reitherman. (Walt Disney Studios)
Ollie Johnston in 1965 animating Baloo for “The Jungle Book” (1967). (Walt Disney Studios)
A 1972 photo of Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men. From left to right: Milt Kahl, Wolfgang “Woolie” Reitherman, Marc Davis, Les Clark, Frank Thomas, Ward Kimball, Eric Larson, John Lounsbery and Ollie Johnston. (Walt Disney Studios)
Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston with their book “Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life.” (Walt Disney Studios)
Smee from “Peter Pan” (1953), another of Johnston’s characters said to be a self-caricature. (Walt Disney Studios)
Mowgli and Shanti from “The Jungle Book” (1967). Mowgli was one of the characters created by Johnston. (Walt Disney Studios)
Penny and Rufus from “The Rescuers” (1977). Rufus was a self-caricature of Ollie Johnston. (Walt Disney Studios)
Oliver Martin “Ollie” Johnston Jr., at the Disneyland Railroad on May 10, 2005. Johnston was a lifelong railroad enthusiast, a passion he shared with Disney; Ward Kimball, another of the Nine Old Men; and “Toy Story” director John Lasseter. (Paul Hiffmeyer / Walt Disney Studios via Associated Press)
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