Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Ollie Johnston, the famed Disney animator and one the original '9 Old Men' is finally receiving a National Medal of Arts from the National Endowment for the Arts. What took so long? I can only imagine those responsible for such decisions are either so young they've never heard of Johnston or even hand-drawn animation, or they are so old, that they had long since forgotten about Johnston. Either way, it's long overdue and well deserved.