Frank Thomas Ollie Johnston
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Frank Thomas Ollie Johnston Disney

Frank & Ollie
Our Work
Table Tales
Nilknarf & Revilo
Animation Tips
  Ollie's Notes
  Work In Progress
Contact Us
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Frank Thomas Ollie Johnston
Welcome to the Official Website of Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston Although Frank and Ollie have passed on, this website is a part of their legacy.  All of the pages from the Home button to Contact Us were created by Frank and Ollie.

Their idea for the site was to provide a way for them to continue to mentor young animators. Because of their age and health they were not able to get out that often to talk to young animators.

They started working on their website in the late 1990's. On two large corkboards in Frank's studio, the website was completely story boarded. They also created two new characters and original short animations for the site. The characters, Nilknarf and Revilo, are Frank and Ollie’s names backwards. They were created because it would be too much work get approvals to use the Disney characters they had created.

Two companies had told Frank and Ollie that they would implement the site, but then failed to do so.  In 2000 Frank, Ollie and I, Mike Clark, decided to take a do it yourself approach.  I could take care of technical aspects, but asked my friend, Joe Hoffman, if he would help with the graphics design. 

Joe was not only crucial to the design of the site; he also came up with the "Tales from the Table" page. One of the joys we had working with Frank and Ollie was hearing stories about working at Disney Animation from the very beginning. Joe made a regular effort to get Frank and Ollie together to share their stories with all of us.

There was a page on the original site where fans could request autographed pictures and drawings that Frank and Ollie created specifically for the site.  There was also a section where animators could send in samples of their work for Frank and Ollie to critique.  They took great joy at the opportunity to help young animators.

It was exciting, amazing, and a joy for both of us to know and work with the two of the men responsible for so many of our childhood memories.

Joe, Frank and Ollie have all passed but it was their work that created the content for the site.  I hope you enjoy, as well as learn a little, from this site!

Unless otherwise credited, all characters, logo images and titles shown herein are Copyright 2011 by All rights reserved. Reproduction of any of these images, pages or parts thereof without specific written permission is strictly prohibited.

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