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John Canemaker Remembers Tissa David

Eminent animation historian John Canemaker wrote a lovely tribute to animator Tissa David for the Wall Street Journal. It’s packed with great insights, including this quote from David: “Animation is such a long, hard work. You have to keep doing, doing, doing to learn. You can only have one love if you want to be an animator: animation. You can’t devote yourself to it part-time.” Tissa David passed away last week at the age of 91.

(Photo of Tissa David via Michael Sporn’s Splog; drawing from the collection of John Canemaker)

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  • Reading about her passion and work ethic was inspiring. I wasn’t familiar with her work before her passing, but learning about her truly made an impact. My condolences to her loved ones and peers.