It is with great sadness that I report Dr. Changyou Chen, father of AWN contributing writer and Ingrid Pitt animator Perry Chen, passed away from cancer last Thursday, July 19.
Category: In Passing
Actress Ginny Tyler, who did voice work for many Disney cartoons, the animated sequences in the studio's “Mary Poppins” and for “Davey and Goliath” and “The Gumby Show” among other TV series, died July 13 in Seattle.
Ray Bradbury, the writer whose expansive flights of fantasy and vividly rendered spacescapes have provided the world with one of the most enduring speculative blueprints for the future, has died.
Dick Beals, the beloved radio and television voice actor best known for the animated characters Gumby and Speedy Alka-Seltzer, has died at 85.
Maurice Sendak, the children’s author and illustrator best known for the 1963 classic “Where the Wild Things Are,” died Tuesday in Danbury, CT, at the age of 83.
Buzz Potamkin, one of animation’s most beloved producers, passed away from pancreatic cancer on Sunday, April 22nd.
AWN is sad to report the passing on April 8 of Iris Beckerman, long-time ASIFA-East Executive Board Member and wife of note animator, historian and author Howard Beckerman.
Special Guest: Dr. Janeann Dill
On this epic-sode, Joel discovers the vast musical range of a rubber band; Alan discovers his lack of interest. Then, Dr. Janeann Dill, physician to the arts, discusses the breaking of art history, animation balm, the deep south, and legendary animation artist, educator, and innovator Jules Engel.
Television animator Jim Duffy, who worked at Hanna Barbera and spent most of the last two decades supervising Nickelodeon's animated slate at Klasky Csupo, died Friday, March 23, after a long battle with cancer.
Sheldon Moldoff, who drew some of the most recognizable superheroes of comic books’ golden age without receiving recognition in his own right until decades later, died on February 29 near his home in Lauderhill, FL.
Songwriter Robert Sherman, best known for writing the infectious Disney tunes “It’s a Small World After All” and "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," died Monday, March 5 in London.
Jan Berenstain, who with her husband, Stan, wrote and illustrated the Berenstain Bears books that have charmed preschoolers and their parents for 50 years, resulting in two television series, a number of TV specials and even a videogame, suffered a severe stroke on Thursday and died Friday in Solebury, Pennsylvania.
Candy Monteiro, co-founder of the Monteiro Rose Dravis Agency, died of congestive heart failure Saturday, January 28, in Woodland Hills, California.
The San Francisco Film Society regrets to announce that Executive Director Bingham Ray passed away on January 23 while attending the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
Jerry Robinson, who during his time as an artist on BATMAN helped create the Joker and Robin, has passed away, reports Heat Vision.
Mark Hall, one of the original founders of award-winning Manchester based Animation Company Cosgrove Hall; has passed away after a short illness.
Bil Keane, the creator of the one-panel comic FAMILY CIRCUS, passed away from congestive heart failure on Nov. 8, 2011 at his home Paradise Valley, Arizona (via The Huffington Post).