The Animation Guild is reporting the passing of animator Tom Ray.
Ray started at Warner Bros. in 1937 and worked for MGM after WWII in the Hanna-Barbera Tom & Jerry unit. He assisted at John Sutherland’s studio and UPA in the fifties, finally earning animation credit on several Robert McKimson and Chuck Jones cartoons in the late 50s and early 60s. He shared co-director credit on several Chuck Jones films, including episodes of The Bugs Bunny Show, and The Adventures of The Road Runner featurette. His later credits include animation on Pink Panther shorts, Bakshi’s Heavy Traffic and Coonskin, Chuck Jones TV Specials, numerous Filmation and Hanna Barbera series, Tiny Toons and Animaniacs – and directed many episodes of various series including Transformers and Garfield.