Frank Terry, the beloved former director of the character animation program at CalArts, passed away on February 11 at the age of 75. The cause of death was pulmonary fibrosis.
After graduating from Chouinard Art Institute in 1964, Terry worked at Cine Centrum in the Netherlands on The Beatles TV series. He spent the bulk of his animation career working in advertising, beginning at Spungbuggy Works in the 1960s, where he eventually became a partner in addition to directing and designing spots. In the 1980s, he worked at FilmFair and Duck Soup Produckions, and in 1988 launched commercial studio terryx2 with his wife and producer Nelleke Terry.
Terry designed and directed this promo for the Grateful Dead album From the Mars Hotel at Spungbuggy Works in 1974: