Category: In Passing
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.
Emmy-winning puppeteer Jerry Nelson, best known for playing the famous Count von Count on “Sesame Street,” passed away on Thursday, August 23.
Joe Kubert, a titan among comic-book artists whose work stretched from the Golden Age of the superhero to the gritty realism of the graphic novel, died on Sunday in Morristown, N.J.
Dr. Changyou Chen, the father of 11-year-old movie critic and filmmaker Perry Chen, passed away on July 19, following illness from terminal cancer.
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.
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.