“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.”
From “Muppet Babies” to “Heavy Metal,” British animator and director Jeff Hale had an eclectic animation career.
Mel Crawford spent decades drawing the world’s most famous cartoon characters, but he didn’t do it at any animation studio.
Over a fifty-plus-year career as a voiceover artist, Gary Owens appeared in thousands of animated TV episodes.
Animation veteran Phil Robinson, one of the founders of the former San Francisco studio Wild Brain, has died.
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.
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.
Actress Christine Cavanaugh passed away on December 22 at the age of 51. Cavanaugh was an unforgettable voice of Nineties-era cartoon characters.
Norman Bridwell, creator of Clifford the Big Red Dog, died last Friday at the age of 86.
Celebrated stage and film director Mike Nichols (“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” “The Graduate) died yesterday at the age of 83.
Legendary Hollywood actress Lauren Bacall has died at the age of 89.
Here are the official statements on the death of Robin Williams provided by Eric Goldberg, the supervising animator of the Genie in “Aladdin,” and John Musker and Ron Clements, the directors of “Aladdin.”
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.
Actor Robin Williams has died at the age of 63 from an apparent suicide.
Dickie Jones, the voice of Pinocchio in the 1940 Disney film, died on July 7, 2014. He was 87 years old.
Frank Terry, the beloved former director of the character animation program at CalArts, passed away on February 11 at the age of 75.
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.
Arthur Rankin, Jr., one-half of the iconic animation duo Rankin/Bass, died on January 30th at his Harrington Sound, Bermuda home. He was 89.