He was one of the greats! Rest In Peace, Sir.

Famed Disney Animator Frank Thomas Dies at 92
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Legendary Walt Disney Co. animator Frank Thomas, whose work ranged from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” to “Pinocchio ” and “Bambi,” has died at age 92, the studio said on Thursday.
One of Disney’s original “nine old men,” the key group that helped make Disney an animation powerhouse from the 1930s onward, Thomas died on Wednesday after months of declining health following a brain hemorrhage. He died at his home in Flintridge, California, outside Los Angeles, Disney said.
Thomas joined Disney in 1934 when the studio had only just begun working on “Snow White,” its first full-length animated feature film. The costly movie nearly drove Disney into bankruptcy, but became the company’s foundation after it turned into a huge hit in theaters.
“Frank helped to invent animation as an art form and took it to incredible new heights,” film critic Leonard Maltin said.
He was known for emotional scenes, romance and deeply felt work early in his 43-year career at Disney, but in the late 1940s switched to villains.
Thomas created the spaghetti dinner scene between Lady and Rover in “Lady and the Tramp” and dreamed up Thumper showing Bambi how to ice skate in “Bambi.” He helped design Pinocchio and was responsible for the scene in which the marionette gets trapped inside a birdcage by the evil Stromboli.
In 1941, Thomas joined Walt Disney on a trip through South America that resulted in “The Three Caballeros.”
In 1949, he created the superstitious Ichabod Crane of Sleepy Hollow fame and one year later dreamed up the wicked stepmother in “Cinderella.”
Other films on which he worked were “The Jungle Book,” The Aristocats,” and “Robin Hood.” He retired in 1978.
Thomas was born in Santa Monica, California, and went to college at Stanford University, where he met his lifelong friend and another one of the “nine old men,” Ollie Johnston, who is the last of those original animators still alive.
Thomas’ son, Theodore, made a documentary based on the lifelong friendship between Thomas and Johnston, titled “Frank and Ollie” and released in 1995.
Thomas is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jeanette, their children and grandchildren.