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Category: In Passing
Dick Smith, the Oscar-winning maestro of makeup who helped create the effects for ‘The Exorcist,’ dies at the age of 92.
Richard Percy Jones, who voiced the title character in Disney's 1940 animated film ‘Pinocchio,’ dies at the age of 87 from undetermined causes.
Swiss surrealist artist H.R. Giger, who designed the monster and revolutionary sci-fi sets for the film Alien, dies following injuries sustained from a fall.
British actor Bob Hoskins, who played Eddie Valiant in the 1988, live-action/animated hybrid classic ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit,’ dies at the age of 71.
A memorial fund is established for Miranda Jackson, who contributed to to animated features such as Over the Hedge, Gnomeo and Juliet and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.
Industry veteran and former head of the CalArts Character Animation program dies at the age of 75 from causes related to pulmonary fibrosis.
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.