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Entries from April 19th, 2008

Ollie Johnston

April 19th, 2008 · No Comments · Animators

The above photo of Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston and Roy Disney was taken on November 2, 2002, at the Disney Studio tribute to Ward Kimball, which took place at the Directors Guild. Frank and Ollie were among those giving tribute and it was probably their last public appearance I went to. Frank died at 92 […]

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Why I Stopped Going to Atlanta’s Midtown Art Cinema and Learned to Use Earplugs

April 11th, 2008 · No Comments · Movie exhibition

Enough is enough! I finally had it with the Midtown when, on April 2nd, I went there to see Brett Morgen’s Chicago 10, a documentary that mixes live action and animation.  When the commercials and trailers started, the sound was so loud I immediately left to protest, only to be told that it would probably […]

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Blue Sky Tax Credits

April 2nd, 2008 · No Comments · Animation studios

In January, I commented on Blue Sky Studios’ announced move from one New York suburb to another, i.e., from White Plains, New York, to Greenwich, Connecticut. The main reason for the move was because of Connecticut’s lucrative tax credit program. It seemed to give Connecticut a successful animation house, proved again by the subsequent release […]

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