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Factory Fifteen Co-Founder Jonathan Gales Tragically Killed at 36

The BAFTA award-winning animation and visual effects director, who was expecting a second child with wife Claire Pepper, was struck by a drunk driver while visiting Los Angeles on business.

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‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ Filmmaker Jules Bass Passes at 87

The animator, producer, director, and composer who worked diligently on some of the most popular stop-motion holiday films of the 1960s and 1970s with his production partner Arthur Rankin Jr. passed away on Tuesday.

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Broadway and Silver Screen Icon Angela Lansbury Passes at 96

The beloved voice of Mrs. Potts in Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and face of Jessica Fletcher of ‘Murder She Wrote’ passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday; she is survived by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

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DreamWorks and Sony Pictures Animation Executive Jennifer Kuo Baxter Dies at 62

The prolific lawyer, who specialized in special effects and animation, was closely involved in such projects as ‘Stuart Little,’ ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,’ ‘Trolls,’ and ‘Starship Troopers.’

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Oscar Winning ‘For the Birds’ Director Ralph Eggleston Dies at 56

The versatile, multiple Annie Award-winning Pixar production designer, art director, and director designed or art directed such acclaimed films as ‘Toy Story,’ ‘Finding Nemo,’ ‘The Incredibles,’ ‘Cars,’ ‘WALL-E,’ and ‘Inside Out,’ and won an Academy Award for writing and directing the 2000 short film ‘For the Birds.’

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‘Heavy Metal’ Director Gerald Potterton Dies at 91

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 1:39pm

The famed filmmaker and Oscar-nominated animator, known for his work on projects ranging from the seminal feature, ‘Yellow Submarine,’ to shorts like ‘The Selfish Giant’ and ‘Christmas Cracker,’ passed away last night at a Quebec hospital.

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Animation Studio Red Star Co-Founder Jan Rogowski Dies at 41

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 11:47am

The co-producer on ‘StarDog and TurboCat’ passes suddenly during production on Sky’s ‘The Amazing Maurice;’ the life-long Sir Terry Pratchett fan worked tirelessly to ensure the ‘Discworld’ novel adaptation lived up to the author’s vision and his own affection for the source material.

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Famed Historian Giannalberto Bendazzi Passes at 75

The prolific author of more than 30 books, including must-haves ‘Cartoons: One Hundred Years of Cinema Animation’ and the three-volume ‘Animation – A World History’ passed away on Monday, December 13.

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‘Archer’ Actress Jessica Walter Dies at 80

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 2:09pm

The voice of Malory Archer, the FXX hit show’s acerbic, biting, and hilariously strident spymaster, also known for her work as matriarch Lucille Bluth on ‘Arrested Development,’ passes away at her New York home.

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Terrytoons and Hanna-Barbera Animator Doug Crane Dies at 85

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 21, 2020 at 9:56am

The veteran cartoonist, animator, and teacher’s career spanned 65 years and included stops at a number of well-known studios as well as New York’s School of Visual Arts.

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Oscar-Winning Director Gene Deitch Dies at 95

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 20, 2020 at 2:28pm

Legendary animator, illustrator, producer, and author, who won an Academy Award in 1961 for his animated short, ‘Munro,’ passed away last Thursday at his home in Prague. 

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Fred Patten, Noted Anime and Manga Historian, Dies at 77

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 4:39pm

Prolific writer and collector was a pioneer in U.S. fandom, helping introduce previously obscure Japanese animation and comics to a new generation of consumers. 

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Marvel Comics Legend Stan Lee Dies at 95

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 12, 2018 at 4:17pm

Prolific writer, editor and publisher co-created many of the industry’s most iconic characters, including Spider-Man, Iron-Man, the Hulk and Black Panther. 

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Claymation Pioneer Will Vinton Dies at 70

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 5, 2018 at 11:45am

Famed Oscar and Emmy-winning director, who created memorable California Raisins characters before being dismissed from studio that bore his name, passes away after long battle with multiple myeloma.

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