A Sea Change for Animation

This week, Ollie Johnston, the last of the “nine old men” (the core of animators who created the Disney studio’s most famous works), passed away at 95. Click here to read an appreciation of Johnston’s pioneering work by Brad Bird, the Oscar-winning director of Ratatouille and The Incredibles… As for the preservation of the printed page, the New York Times checks in with Joe Simon, 94, in the piece “A Creator of Captain America, Fighting On.”

Also related: Slate asks, “Is Takashi Murakami Japan’s Next Andy Warhol — Or Walt Disney?”