Frank and Ollie (film) Documentary feature film about the lives and careers of legendary Disney animators, Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, made by Thomas’s son, Ted Thomas. Premiered as a Disney film at the Cleveland Film Festival on April 7, 1995, after a January 22, 1995, preview at the Sundance Festival. First theatrical release was October 20, 1995, in Los Angeles for Academy Award consideration. 89 min. Released on video in 1998.