Against the odds, Jolliffe forged a successful career as an animator and studio owner, working on films like “Yellow Submarine” and Bob Godfrey’s “Great.”
Drouin was known for the striking shorts he made at the National Film Board of Canada, such as “Mindscape” and “Imprints.”
Bolio helped orchestrate award campaigns for animated films, including Oscar nominees like “Song of the Sea” and “Mirai.”
Stanton created memorable backgrounds for films like “Aladdin,” “Lilo & Stitch,” and “Mulan,” before making his mark on the video game industry.
Animator, filmmaker, entrepreneur: to many, Ruíz was the father of Mexican animation.
The director-producer worked on series including “Scooby-Doo,” “Spider-Man,” and “G.I. Joe.”
Across half a century, Suda lent his prodigious talents to everything from “Science Ninja Team Gatchaman” to “Dragon Ball” and “Yo-kai Watch.”
Ladd localized classic anime series for the American market, starting with the groundbreaking “Astro Boy.”
For 36 years, Matolscy headed Pannónia Film Studio, the Eastern Bloc’s second-biggest animation studio.
White, who voiced Muriel Bagge on the Cartoon Network show, has died at 81.
In his long career, Duga storyboarded on “Frosty the Snowman,” designed Twinkie the Kid, co-founded and ran the studio Polestar, and taught for decades at the School of Visual Arts.
Fatima Mohammadi and Tayiba Musavi were working on an animated film for children, according to a colleague.
Young worked at Disney from 1977 to 2002, animating on all the well-known features of that golden age.
With his folkloric, psychedelic works, Jankovics raised the profile of Hungarian animation and earned a global cult following.
Olivier Jean-Marie, whose work marked the childhoods of a generation in France and beyond, died on May 13.
The “Simpsons” assistant director, who passed away last month, gave an illuminating masterclass shortly before his death.
Naisbitt was exceptionally skilled as a draftsman, and had a talent for distorted perspectives and unconventional camera moves.
Leib created animation for The New York Times and films including “American Splendor” and “American Ultra.”
“It was Otsuka-san who taught me the fun of working,” Hayao Miyazaki once wrote.
Even as she built up an impressive career working with the likes of Ralph Bakshi, Hanna-Barbera, and Warner Bros., Banks remained very private about her life.