Frank Thomas (animator)

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Frank Thomas

Thomas in 1974
Born September 5, 1912(1912-09-05)
Fresno, California
Died September 8, 2004(2004-09-08) (aged 92)
Flintridge, California[1]

Franklin "Frank" Thomas (September 5, 1912September 8, 2004) was an American movie animator. He was one of Disney's Nine Old Men. He worked on many Disney movies until he retired in 1978. Later on, he wrote the animation book The Illusion of Life with good friend and fellow animator Ollie Johnston. Animator Chuck Jones once said that Thomas was the "Laurence Olivier of all animators."

Books (all with Johnston)[change | edit source]

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  1. Obituary, Associated Press, Variety magazine

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