Hired by Disney as a teen, Champion acted out movements which animators then rotoscoped.
Prokhorov co-founded the Soviet Union’s first private animation studio and created the hugely successful series “Kikoriki.”
She worked as a visual development artist, character designer, and story artist on most of Disney’s 2d features of the 1990s.
With his studio Ruby-Spears, he helped define the look of Saturday morning cartoons for more than a decade.
Asbury also worked on beloved contemporary works like “Shrek,” “Toy Story,” “Frozen,” “The Nightmare before Christmas,” and “Beauty and the Beast.”
Her résumé also includes “Brave,” “The Book of Life,” “Elf,” and an eight-year stint as a layout artist during the Disney Renaissance.
In her 20-year career, Mlynarczyk earned seven Emmy nominations, winning once.
A 22-year veteran of Pixar, he contributed to many of the studio’s most successful films.
In the 1960s, he directed a series of infamous Tom & Jerry shorts while living in Eastern Europe.
Padrón created Cuba’s most enduring cartoon character, directed its first animated feature, and drew some of its most popular comics.
Arambula’s storied career took him from the animation studios of Mexico City to a 15-year run as the lead artist of the Mickey Mouse comic strip.
Dead at 92, the French comic icon is being called “the master,” “a genius,” and “a gateway drug to beautiful European comics.”
Mendoza’s wife and brother-in-law were also murdered.
In the 1950s, the director and screenwriter helped pioneer a bold new modernism in animation.
Bruce Smith talks about working with Bryant on studio plans before the former athlete’s untimely death.
Kirk Douglas is dead at 103.
Members of the animation community have joined countless others in responding to Bryant’s death. Here is what’s being said.
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.