Walt Peregoy, ‘101 Dalmatians’ Color Stylist, RIP

Walt Peregoy, the influential animation artist who was the color stylist of Disney’s “One Hundred and One Dalmatians” and headed up Hanna-Barbera’s background department for a time during the late-Sixties, has passed away at the age 89.

Spanish Animation Legend Jose Luis Moro, RIP

José Luis Moro Escalona, who ran one of Spain’s leading commercial animation studios and created the iconic Familia Telerín, died yesterday in Madrid at the age of 88.

Mike Nichols, RIP

Celebrated stage and film director Mike Nichols (“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” “The Graduate) died yesterday at the age of 83.

Lauren Bacall Dies at 89

Legendary Hollywood actress Lauren Bacall has died at the age of 89.

Ron Tippe, ‘Runaway Brain’ and ‘Space Jam’ Producer, RIP

Ron Tippe, the animation producer of the live-action/animated hybrid feature “Space Jam” and the Oscar-nominated Disney short “Runaway Brain,” passed away on August 1st after a year-and-a-half battle with brain cancer.

“When the Wind Blows” Director Jimmy Murakami, RIP

Japanese-American animation legend Jimmy Murakami, who played an important role in the development of Ireland’s animation industry, has died at the age of 80, reported the organization Animation Ireland. The cause of death is unknown.

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