By: Luke Fogle

Frank Thomas

1912 - 2004

Introduction

Frank Thomas was born on September 5, 1912. He attended college at Fresno State College. Then he went to Stanford where he became lifelong friends with Ollie Johnston. After college Thomas went to Chouinard's Art Institute. He joined The Walt Disney Company on September 24, 1934. There he animated dozens of feature films and shorts. But in 1942, Thomas joined the Air Force, which also was the First Motion Picture Unit, and spent most of the war making military training films. Frank Thomas retired from Disney on January 31, 1978. Frank Thomas passed away on September 8, 2004. 

Biography

I chose  the famous animator Frank Thomas because he helped animate some of my favorite movies I liked as a kid. He is considered an animation pioneer because he has helped animate alot of feature films (Peter Pan, Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book etc.). Another reason that he is an animation pioneer is because he helped create "The Illusion of Life" or what is refered to as "The Bible of Animation". Another reason he is an animation pioneer is because he is one of Disneys "Nine Old Men". The last reason why he is considered an animation pioneer is because he joined The Walt Disney Company on September 24, 1934.

 

Frank Thomas was born on September 5, 1912.

Then he joined The Walt Disney Company on September 24, 1934.

Joined Air Force in 1942

Frank passed away in September 8, 2004

Then he went to Stanford.

WWII began 1939

After that he went to Chouinard's Art Institute

Attended college at Fresno State.

Retired from Disney in January 31, 1978.

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