Frank left gently at the age of ninety-two surrounded by his family and friends. While it was not unexpected, it was a very emotional evening. Many tears were shed along with the laughs and reminiscences. Clips of his beautiful scenes from Lady and the Tramp, Bambi, Sleeping Beauty and The Sword in the Stone reminded us of just what a great master we were privileged to call our friend.
Tom Sito, among the first Disney Animators to defect to Dreamworks and a leader in animator labor rights, has written a piece on the tribute to Frank Thomas held at the El Capitan. Seward Street has the story.