The past 12 months saw big names leave us by the droves, and witnessed one of the worst atrocities in animation history.
Williams, one of the world’s most acclaimed animators, has died aged 86. We look back over his wide-ranging career.
Director and animator Richard Williams died Friday evening at his home in Bristol, England. He was 86.
The dead include famed director Yasuhiro Takemoto and renowned animator Yoshiji Kigami.
She directed iconic animated shorts like “Asparagus” and “Joy Street.”
The Los Angeles animation industry is mourning the sudden death of Chris Reccardi.
A cult icon in the world of American independent animation, Bruce Bickford crafted beautiful and terrifying worlds of stop motion animation.
Last year, the artist premiered “Reruns,” the final short film in his Thee Wreckers tetralogy at the Clermont-Ferrand Int’l Short Film Festival.
Miller created profitable divisions of the company including Walt Disney Home Video, Touchstone Pictures, and The Disney Channel.
Don Lusk worked on the first animated feature made by Walt Disney, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”
The cause of the death was the neurodegenerative disease ALS.
A film design legend who started as an animator has died.
Burke had most recently animated on “Incredibles 2.”
Will Vinton, a seminal figure in the development of commercial stop motion animation in the United States, has passed away.
Hayao Miyazaki has spoken for the first time about his business partner and colleague Isao Takahata, who died last month.
Michener, a 31-year Disney veteran who was personally hired by Walt Disney, has passed away at age 85.
He was a master of limited television animation, and proved that it can be as fun and creative as full animation.
The animation world is mourning the loss of one of its giants.
Pixar’s oldest employee, Luckey played a key role in the early years of the studio’s feature films.
The first lady of voice acting has died.