Posted on May 22, 2009

Animatronic Obama Is Coming

Posted in Media

Fourth of July weekend… In that Hollywood building here, the life-size, three-dimensional figure was being put through its final tune-up, its chin rising and hands gesturing in response to technicians, in preparation for shipment to the Hall of Presidents exhibit at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Disney officials declined to say how much it cost to build an Obama. They have cloaked the project with a blanket of secrecy...

Posted on Apr 16, 2008

Ollie Johnston, 1912-2008

Posted in Politics

Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston in The Incredibles Ollie Johnston is what you call a complete artist. I spent many a day as a child reading his book The illusion Of Life (co-written with fellow master artist Frank Thomas) and it was a major contributor to my lifelong love of animation. They were two of Disney’s “Nine Old Men” who changed film and entertainment as we know it, for...