Category: In Passing
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.
Notable former Disney and Warner Bros. “Tiny Toons” animator Lee Hartman dies on Christmas Eve, at age 82.
Animator behind popular puppet TV shows “Captain Scarlet,” “Stingray” and “Joe 90” dies in his sleep on Wednesday, December 26.
We thank those AWN readers who contributed their thoughts on the passing of legendary Russian animator Fyodor Khitruk.
Former Warner Bros. animator Rusty Mills dies at the age of 49 following a battle with colon cancer.
Top visual effects producer Eileen Moran, who worked on such films as “Avatar” and “The Hobbit” dies in New Zealand.
Fyodor Khitruk, the creator of the former Soviet Union's animated version of A.A. Milne's classic “Winnie the Pooh” tales, has died in Moscow at the age of 95.
One of the most versatile and talented visual development artists, designers, and storymen to ever work at The Walt Disney Studios passed away on Thanksgiving Day from congestive heart failure.
Czech animator and puppeteer Bretislav Pojar, a two-time Cannes winner known for his short films starring a teddy bear duo, dies in Prague at the age of 89.
Jeanette Armentrout Thomas, the widow of legendary Disney animator Frank Thomas (one of Walt Disney’s renowned “Nine Old Men”), passed away on Saturday September 29th, from age-related illnesses.
Canadian film pioneer Roman Kroitor, who co-invented the IMAX film system and inspired directors from George Lucas to Stanley Kubrick, has died.
There are special people who come and go in your life, who leave a lasting impression. Christine Kent, our beloved Career Coach, Mentor, Executive Recruiter, Counselor and Confidante, passed away on Saturday, September 8th at 46 years of age from a brief but terminal illness.
Animator John Coates dies while working on an updated version of the British Christmas classic, “The Snowman.”
Animator and director Ken Walker, whose work for Disney included such memorable films as “Alice in Wonderland” and “Fantasia,” died August 18 at the age of 91.