The cause of the death was the neurodegenerative disease ALS.
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.
Watkiss contributed visual development to Disney films like “Tarzan, Treasure Planet,” and “The Emperor’s New Groove.”
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Culhane also inspired the character of Flying John in “Fantasia/2000.”
The director worked with Christopher Lee on the animated short “The Fall of the House of Usher.”
“One of the best souls I’ve ever met,” says longtime collaborator Aaron Blaise.
He voiced iconic cartoon characters like Pete Puma, Junyer Bear, and Cecil the Sea-Sick Sea Serpent.
Colleagues and admirers are remembering the creative genius of the man who helped create “The Simpsons.”