Category: In Passing
The prolific animation writer, director, producer and artist worked on numerous fan-favorite animated series and won two Daytime Emmy Awards for ‘The Smurfs.’
Co-director on ‘The Great Mouse Detective’ worked as director, animator and story artist on numerous studio films and special park projects.
Son of the stop-motion pioneer contributed as a writer and producer for projects starring his father’s creations.
Musician wrote and performed songs that helped a generation of American children learn the basics of grammar, math, science, history and civics.
The animator’s credits include directing such classic anime features as ‘Grave of the Fireflies’ and the Oscar-nominated ‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.’
Emmy-nominated actor’s voice-acting roles included Cogsworth in Disney’s 1991 classic ‘Beauty and the Beast.’
He designed characters such as Woody, animated for ‘Sesame Street’ and voiced Eeyore in ‘Winnie the Pooh.’
Actress voiced Daphne Blake for more than 30 years, beginning with the second season of ‘Scooby Doo, Where Are You!’ in 1970.
Career of key member of the team of animators that created the iconic Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd characters spans 60 years.
Winnipeg-born talent was part of the first generation of animators hired and trained by animation legend Norman McLaren during the early years of the National Film Board of Canada.
Every Thursday, Chris Robinson takes a look at films from animation’s past. Today: We remember the Canadian singer/poet/frontman, Gord Downie via Christopher Mill's video for The Tragically Hip, Vaccination Scar.
Every Friday Chris Robinson unleashes improvised and hastily scribbled cheer or loathing on the animation community to be digested, swallowed or... expelled. Today: a salute to the late Peter Dougherty, a champion of indie animation
Iconic artist worked on ‘Pinocchio’ and ‘Fantasia,’ and played key roles in creating the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and ‘Haunted Mansion’ rides at Disneyland.
Forerunner and creative leader of Walt Disney Imagineering led the development of Disney theme parks and attractions for next three decades.
Iconic voice of ‘The Bullwinkle Show’s’ Rocky and Natasha was a founder of ASIFA-Hollywood and the driving force behind The Annie Awards.
‘Batman’ star and ‘Family Guy’ voice actor played an outlandish and hilarious version of himself as the Mayor of Quahog, Rhode Island.
British actor and voice talent was the voice of Wallace in ‘Wallace and Gromit,’ the eccentric cheese-loving inventor in the stop-motion animated films from Aardman and Oscar-winning director Nick Park.
Every Friday Chris Robinson unleashes improvised and hastily scribbled cheer or loathing on the animation community to be digested, swallowed or... expelled. Today some cheers to the late Don Rickles and loathing to an oversensitive generation.