Industry veteran and former head of the CalArts Character Animation program dies at the age of 75 from causes related to pulmonary fibrosis.
Category: In Passing
Legendary animator and director Jimmy Murakami, whose work includes the classic When the Wind Blows and The Snowman cartoons, has died at the age of 80.
Broadcasting legend Arthur Rankin Jr. -- the animator, producer and director behind some of television’s most enduring holiday specials -- is dead at the age of 89 following a bout of illness.
Tributes from the animation community to director and producer Michael Sporn, whose impact on a generation of animators goes far beyond his work.
Animation director and Academy Award nominee Michael Sporn is dead at the age of 67 following illness due to pancreatic cancer.
Animator and filmmaker Ernest “Nag” Ansorge passes away on December 26 in Lausanne, Switzerland, two months before what would have been his 89th birthday.
Larry D. Mann, the voice of Yukon Cornelius in the animated Christmas favorite Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, has died at the age of 91.
The Beijing-based executive, whose firm bought Digital Domain in 2012, was felled by a sudden heart attack.
Animation director Frédéric Back, who won two Oscars for his short films, dies Tuesday, December 24, at his home in Montreal.
Stig Gruman, VP of Worldwide M&E Sales at Audodesk Media and Entertainment, dies unexpectedly on November 23, 2013, at the age of 51.
Diane Disney Miller, the daughter of Walt Disney, dies at her home in Napa, Calif. at the age of 79.
Fox and The Simpsons producers make changes to Sunday’s programming to pay tribute to the passing of longtime Simpsons voice actor Marcia Wallace.
Marcia Wallace, the voice of Edna Krabappel, Bart's acerbic teacher on ‘The Simpsons,’ passes away at the age of 70 on Friday, October 25.
Filmation co-founder Lou Scheimer dies at the age of 84, two days away from what would have been his 85th birthday.
Legendary British animation director, designer and studio owner John Wilson dies on Friday, June 21, at the age of 93.
Denise Greenawalt, a longtime publicity executive for Walt Disney Studios, dies at the age of 52 following a long illness.
The property -- three buildings on six acres -- is sold for $25 million to Rockwood Capital and Marshall Property & Development.
Photographer and film editor Jay Lawton dies at his home in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 23, after a brief battle with cancer.
Puppeteer, philanthropist and founder of The Jim Henson Legacy dies in her Connecticut home on April 2, 2013 following a lengthy battle with cancer.
Don Payne, a four-time Emmy winner for “The Simpsons,” died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 48.
Petro Vlahos, the visual effects pioneer who developed the blue-screen and green-screen process, died on February 10 in Los Angeles at the age of 89.