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Animation Director Urbano Dies At 94

Veteran animator and director Carl Urbano died on October 16, 2003 at the age of 94. Starting in 1931, he worked for Winklers, Van Beuren, Harman-Ising, MGM, Hugh Harman, John Sutherland and Hanna-Barbera. He was awarded the Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists Golden Award in 1981.

In the second half of his career, Urbano, along with Ray Patterson and a few others, formed the directing backbone at the Hanna-Barbera studios for nearly three decades, working on such programs as CHALLENGE OF THE SUPERFRIENDS, POPEYE, SCOOBY-DOO, POPEYE and CASPER specials.

Services will be held Sunday, October 26, 2003 at 3:00 pm at Pierce Bros. Valley Oaks Memorial Park, 5600 Lindero Canyon Road in Westlake Village, California 91362, (805) 495-0837.

After the services there will be a gathering of friends and family; details will be announced at the service. AWN will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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