Thomas's film traces the remarkable five decade partnership between Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, both part of Walt Disney's pioneering inner circle of animators. Frank and Ollie (everyone says that as if it's one word, including their wives) also have a natural kinship that extends beyond their work, a closeness and compatibility that seems rare, even quaint, by today's standards.
Why we love it
This warm, uplifting tribute gives insight into animation techniques and advances, as it follows this match made in heaven. Frank and Ollie are the types who could complete each other's sentences, if they chose to. What comes through as they reach senior citizen status is the love and reverence they have for their chosen field, and for each other. This thoroughly winning film cannot help but delight anyone lucky enough to see it.