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.

Michael Sporn, A Passionate Film Director, RIP

Animator and filmmaker Michael Sporn, a man who represented the spirit and vitality of New York’s animation scene as much as any other single individual, passed away from pancreatic cancer on January 19. He was 67.

Background Painter Ron Dias Dies at 76

Background painter and stylist Ron Dias died in California on Tuesday, July 30th at the age of 76. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii on February …

John Wilson, British Animation Legend, RIP

British animation director, designer and studio owner John Wilson (above, left) passed away on Friday, June 21st, according to a report …

Victor Haboush (1924-2009)

Victor Haboush passed away on May 24, 2009 at age 85. A first-generation American of Lebanese descent, he was born on April 16, 1924 and …

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