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The Walt Disney Studios has issued a long tribute to Disney Legend Ollie Johnston’s life in the form of the traditional press obituary. It contains many deserved and heart felt tributes from luminaries in the very field Johnston helped define as well as details of Johnston’s richly lived life. Roy E. Disney, John Lasseter, Glen Keane, Andreas Deja and John Canemaker all have tributes.

The full press release is below the cut:

Previously: List of online tributes to Ollie Johnston, Legendary Disney Animator.

Pixar is notoriously tight lipped about future projects. But Brad Bird let the number of film currently in production slip in a recent interview. Upcoming Pixar blog puts it all together:Ratatouille - Brad Bird WALL-E - Andrew Stanton Untitled Gary Rydstrom Feature - Gary Rydstrom Untitled Brenda Chapman Feature - Brenda Chapman Untitled Lee Unkrich
I'm quite happy to announced that the third issue of LaughingPlace.com's Tales from the Laughing Place Disney magazine is now available for purchase. The first two issues were as beautiful and informative as anything published by Disney now or in the past. Issue three will continue to span the empire of Disney bringing us news
I've met Peter Schneider, former chair of the Walt Disney Studios, a couple times, all in his capacity as head of Walt Disney Feature Animation. He was nice to me even though I was just a fan. His career wasn't painted so brightly in Disney War, so I'm happy that he's landed on his feet.
The Orlando Sentinal considers the documentary film "Dream on, Silly Dreamer" that captured the final days of hand drawn animation at the Walt Disney Studios. The article also has a look at some of the personal stories that arose from the closing of the Disney Animation Studios in Orlando. For instance, Project Firefly Animation Studios