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Blogs Thanks Dr. Catmull

At The Eighth Annual VES Awards Show Dr. Ed Catmull was rightly presented with the George Melies Award for Pioneering. His contributions to computer motion graphics and the entertainment industry as we know it today are myriad and foundational. Dr.Catmull gave a thoughtful, moving and understated speech while accepting the award. At the end of his speech he softly expressed that the best part of the journey had been the people that he had gotten to know. This brought to my mind two very special people that have since moved on.

Headline News Illustrator David Levine Dead at 83

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 9:51am

David Levine, a painter and illustrator who drew caricatures of intellectuals, athletes, politicians and others for THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS for nearly half a century, has died, according to THE NEW YORK TIMES.

Headline News Brittany Murphy Dies at 32

By Matt Kapko | Monday, December 21, 2009 at 2:04pm

A variety of news outlets, including TMZ reported that actress Brittany Murphy died early Sunday morning after going into full cardiac arrest. She was declared dead on arrival after being rushed to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. A cause of death has not been determined.

Headline News Boris FX Unveils New XML Transfer Plug-In

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 8:51am

Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated effects technology for video and film, today announced Boris XML Transfer, a new Adobe After Effects plug-in designed for seamless transfer of Apple Final Cut Pro program sequences to Adobe After Effects.

Headline News Yellow Submarine Art Director Passes Away

Graphic designer Heinz Edelmann, known best for his work art directing the Beatles' YELLOW SUBMARINE in 1968, has died at the age of 75, reports the AP.

Edelmann died Tuesday afternoon in a Stuttgart, Germany hospital according to a spokesperson for the city's State Academy of Art and Design. No cause of death was announced.

Edelmann also designed book covers, including the first German edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's LORD OF THE RINGS and won a competition in 1989 to design the mascot of Seville's Expo '92 world fair.

Headline News VHS Pioneer Richard F. O'Brion Dies

Richard F. O'Brion, 89, of Wyckoff, N.J., died on Wednesday, July 8, 2009. Industry veterans affectionately knew him as "The Pope." He retired as an Executive Vice President for JVC Corporation of America, in charge of the company's entire U.S. operations, and was one of the key individuals in introducing the VHS format. He was also identified with the early days of Sony's broadcast and professional business. Dick also worked for Ampex and Allan Dumont Laboratories during his career.

Headline News Animation Writer Tony Peters Passes Away

Animation writer Antony Peters passed away last Sunday in New York, reports CARTOON BREW.

A veteran of Rankin-Bass classics like RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, WILLIE MCBEAN & HIS MAGIC MACHINE and TALES OF THE WIZARD OF OZ, Peters also wrote episodes of ROCKET ROBIN HOOD and Grantray-Lawrence's MARVEL SUPER HEROES in the 1960s. He was also a longtime ASIFA-East member and worked for many years on industrial and commercial films out of his New York-based studio Instant Miracles.

Headline News Voice of Mickey, Wayne Allwine, Passes Away

Wayne Allwine, a veteran Disney voiceover talent and Emmy Award-winning sound effects editor, who provided the voice of Mickey Mouse for the past 32 years, passed away on Monday (May 18) at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, from complications due to diabetes. He was 62-years-old. Allwine's wife of 20 years, Russi Taylor, who provides the voice of Minnie Mouse, was by his side at the time of his passing.

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