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Our Work  >  Feature Films

Below is a list of films that Frank and Ollie have contributed to over the years.

(1937) SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS

          • Snow White was known as "Disney's Folly" at the time - it was certainly Walt's biggest gamble. Would the audience laugh at the witch? Could we "kill the heroine?"
          • FRANK: Animator: Dwarfs, all 7 of them!
          • OLLIE: Becomes Assistant Animator with Fred Moore, in charge of all dwarf drawings.

(1940) PINOCCHIO 

          • Walt became excited by the lack of limitations on his ideas. There were no restrictions on what could be created in animation.
          • FRANK & OLLIE: Animation Directors on Pinocchio.
          • FRANK: Pinocchio on strings & puppet show.
          • OLLIE: Pinocchio talking to Blue Fairy, telling a lie.

(1940) FANTASIA

          • From the beginning, "Fantasia" was known only as "The Concert Feature".
          • OLLIE: Segment of The Pastoral Symphony - Animation
          • FRANK: Started experimental animation on Bambi.

(1942) BAMBI

          • WALT: "That stuff is pure gold, fellas".
          • FRANK & OLLIE: Supervising Animators on Bambi.
          • FRANK: Young Bambi, Butterfly, Thumper, skunk, Faline & Bambi's mother.
          • OLLIE: Baby Bambi; older Bambi meets neighborhood; Thumper recites poetry on the meadow; meets Stag.

(1945) THE THREE CABALLEROS
(Part of "Package Pictures")

          • Films combining several shorts in kind of "junior Fantasia".
          • FRANK & OLLIE: Both animated on The Flying Gaucho. (Gauchito)

(1946) MAKE MINE MUSIC
(Part of "Package Pictures")

          • OLLIE: Animator: Casey at the Bat & Peter and the Wolf.

(1946) SONG OF THE SOUTH

          • Featuring the comedy team of Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox and Brer Bear by Joel Chandler Harris. These well-known classics were completed by the best of the studio artists.
          • OLLIE: Directing animator: Running Away, Tar Baby, the Laughing Place.

(1948) MELODY TIME
(Part of "Package Pictures") 

          • OLLIE: Directing Animator: Little Toot & Johnny Appleseed.
          • FRANK: Director: Johnny Appleseed with Jim Algar.

(1949) ADVENTURES OF ICHABOD & MR. TOAD (Part of "Package Pictures")

          • FRANK & OLLIE: Directing Animators: Rat, Mole, Toad, Cyril & Ichabod, Katrina, Brom Bones.

(1950) CINDERELLA 

          • Proved that the audience preferred a story about a pretty, young girl living in the midst of evil.
          • OLLIE: Directing Animator: Stepsisters, Lackey.
          • FRANK: Directing Animator: Stepmother, Duke.

(1951) ALICE IN WONDERLAND 

          • The story was a favorite of Walt's but none of us could fully capture the characters of Lewis Carrol's imagination.
          • OLLIE: Directing Animator: Alice, King of Hearts.
          • FRANK: Directing Animator: Queen of Hearts, doorknob.

(1953) PETER PAN

          • WALT: "Yes, but you don't mind it so much when you see it." (Overheard in England)
          • OLLIE: Directing Animator: Mr. Smee.
          • FRANK: Directing Animator: Captain Hook.

(1955) LADY AND THE TRAMP

          • We finally had a chance to animate "believable dogs."
          • OLLIE: Directing Animator: Lady, Jock, Trusty.
          • FRANK: Directing Animator: Jock, Tramp and Lady (eating spaghetti).

(1959) SLEEPING BEAUTY

          • Walt was so busy with TV shows, Parks and True Life Adventures that he couldn't give his full attention to this feature. Result - it was dazzling in color and design but lacked warmth.
          • OLLIE: Directing Animator: Flora, Fauna & Merryweather
          • FRANK: Directing Animator: Flora, Fauna & Merryweather

(1961) 101 DALMATIANS

          • More believable dogs (and a wild, believable villain.)
          • OLLIE: Directing Animator: Pongo, Perdita, Nanny Cook, Puppies.
          • FRANK: Directing Animator: Pongo, Perdita, Puppies.

(1963) SWORD IN THE STONE

          • Some of our best animation is scattered throughout this lively film.
          • OLLIE: Directing Animator: Merlin, Wart, Archimedes, Laughing Owl.
          • FRANK: Directing Animator: Squirrels, Madam Mim.

(1964) MARY POPPINS

          • Combination of live action and animation created a great picture.
          • OLLIE: Directing Animator, Penguins as waiters.
          • FRANK: Directing Animator, Penguins as dancers.

(1967) THE JUNGLE BOOK

          • Our last film with Walt, and one of our best.
          • OLLIE: Directing Animator: Baloo, Bagheera, Mowgli, and The Girl.
          • FRANK: Directing Animator: Mowgli, Kaa, Baloo, and King Louie.

(1970) THE ARISTOCATS

          • Our first film without Walt -- many tough problems but a popular picture.
          • OLLIE: Directing Animator: cats and geese, Amelia, Abigail, Uncle Waldo.
          • FRANK: Directing Animator: O'Malley, Duchess, Geese, Napoleon, Lafayette, Butler. 

(1973) ROBIN HOOD

          • Another popular picture in spite of weak structure.
          • OLLIE: Directing Animator: Prince John, Sir Hiss, Robin Hood, Little John, Maid Marian.
          • FRANK: Directing Animator: Robin Hood as Stork, Maid Marian, Bunnies, Toby, Sheriff.

(1977) THE RESCUERS

          • We got more "heart" in a picture once again. Our best film on our own. Most animators retired after completing this Picture.
          • OLLIE: Directing Animator: Orville, Bernard, Bianca, Rufus, Penny.
          • FRANK: Directing Animator: Bernard, Bianca, Crocodiles, Chairman, Ellie Mae, Luke, Orville. 

(1977) THE MANY ADVENTURES OF WINNIE THE POOH

          • Feature film made by combining three shorts together with a new start and finish
          • OLLIE: Animator, Pooh, Piglet.
          • FRANK: Animator, Pooh, Piglet. 

(1981) THE FOX AND THE HOUND

          • The new regime takes over.
          • OLLIE: Directing Animator: young Tod, young Copper, Chief, Vixey, and Tod.
          • FRANK: Directing Animator: young Tod, young Copper

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