Gustafson was also the supervising director of ‘The PJs’ and animation director of ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox.’
Bush’s 30-plus year career included stops at Film Roman, Disney TV Animation, WB Animation, and Jim Henson Company.
A collection of the tributes and obituaries we published over the past 12 months to honor lost figures from the global animation community.
Softimage was a key piece of cg animation software in the 1990s and used to make films like ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘Titanic,’ and ‘The Matrix.’
Kozachik was the go-to cinematographer for spooky stop motion, also filling the role on ‘James and the Giant Peach’ and ‘Corpse Bride.’
Other films on which Yamamoto was art director include ‘The Girl Who Leapt Through Time’ and ‘Grave of the Fireflies.’
Bush excelled at trying out new techniques and experimental methods of creating moving pictures.
Warnock co-founded Adobe, was a key figure in the development of the PDF format, and created the earliest version of Adobe Illustrator.
Hardwick voiced ‘King of the Hill’s Dale Gribble from day one and picked up three Emmy nominations and a win as a producer on the show.
A prolific writer, Korkis wrote dozens of books related to animation and Disney history.
An artist who worked across many mediums, his animation work with Pink Floyd and Linda McCartney still has the power to dazzle.
Reubens’ ‘Pee-wee’s Playhouse’ influenced a generation of artists who work in children’s entertainment.
Kuri was an accomplished manga artist, producer, character designer, animator, and director several iconic anime series.
Described as a “problem solver and genius” by ‘Beauty and the Beast’ director Gary Trousdale, Fullmer created the role of artistic coordinator on Disney animated features.
Dewhurst started out as a runner at Richard Williams’ studio before finding success producing both commercial and narrative animation.
Primarily known for his work in children’s animation, Åhlin also directed one of the first examples of erotic animation in Europe.
A one-of-a-kid artist, Mundie’s definitive works include the tv special ‘Hey, Hey, Hey, It’s Fat Albert,’ and ‘The Door,’ which is arguably the oddest short ever released by Warner Bros.
Duck Soup was one of L.A.’s top commercial houses for decades.
Sullivan was a trailblazing Black animation artist who worked as both an animator and producer over a six-decade career.
Servais, who used an exciting variety of styles and techniques, was a humanist whose work warned of intolerance and authoritarian ideologies.