April 24, 2008

April 22, 2008

The last Hero ...

Frank & Ollie

Pathetic titel i know but it's the truth. Ollie Johnston (the right one on the image above) passed away last week and for those who are not so involved into animation, he was one of the 9 Disney-"Einsteins" which have found the principles of animation. It is for sure not overstating comparing them with Einstein 'course like he found initial formulas for physics they gave all animators the tools for "creating life" anyways if they are animating stop-motion, traditional or 3D.

Like so many others i grew up with Mickey Mouse, The Lady and the Tramp, Jungle Book and all the other great old Disney Movies. Remember that sequence in Jungle book where Baloo was performing the Song "Bare Necessities" or that just breathtaking sequence in "The Rescuers" where Rufus tries to comfort Penny on the bed? These two and many more are animated by Ollie Johnston. They made me laugh, they made me cry and they made me reflecting things since i was a kid and when i had never thought about becoming an animator later on. During the years when i was deeping into the world of animating myself my gratefullness was getting stronger and stronger. None of them are left but i guess it's never too late to say "Thank you!" ... so ...


April 4, 2008

Dr. much more evil

concept for my new shot ...