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Kelly Asbury, ‘Shrek 2’ and ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ Director, Dies at 60

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 26, 2020 at 5:40pm

The CalArts alum and well-respected animation veteran spent almost 40 years as a writer, story artist, and designer on some of the industry's most successful shows. 

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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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Russi Taylor, Voice of Minnie Mouse, Dies at 75

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 29, 2019 at 7:43am

The Disney Legend lent her voice talents to hundreds of Disney film, TV and theme park projects as well as characters on ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Babe.’

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Disney Animation Archive Founder Dave Smith Passes at 78

Named a Disney Legend in 2007, chief archivist dedicated his four-decade career at the studio to preserving Disney’s precious treasures from film, television, theme parks and beyond.

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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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‘Quintessential Imagineer’ Scott Watson Dies in Plane Crash

Disney Imagineering CTO remembered for his numerous technical achievements and contributions to popular theme park attractions during his nearly 30-year tenure at the company.

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Disney Animation, Imagineering Legend X Atencio Dies at Age 98

Iconic artist worked on ‘Pinocchio’ and ‘Fantasia,’ and played key roles in creating the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and ‘Haunted Mansion’ rides at Disneyland.

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