Ladd localized classic anime series for the American market, starting with the groundbreaking “Astro Boy.”
For 36 years, Matolscy headed Pannónia Film Studio, the Eastern Bloc’s second-biggest animation studio.
White, who voiced Muriel Bagge on the Cartoon Network show, has died at 81.
In his long career, Duga storyboarded on “Frosty the Snowman,” designed Twinkie the Kid, co-founded and ran the studio Polestar, and taught for decades at the School of Visual Arts.
Fatima Mohammadi and Tayiba Musavi were working on an animated film for children, according to a colleague.
Young worked at Disney from 1977 to 2002, animating on all the well-known features of that golden age.
With his folkloric, psychedelic works, Jankovics raised the profile of Hungarian animation and earned a global cult following.
Olivier Jean-Marie, whose work marked the childhoods of a generation in France and beyond, died on May 13.
The “Simpsons” assistant director, who passed away last month, gave an illuminating masterclass shortly before his death.
Naisbitt was exceptionally skilled as a draftsman, and had a talent for distorted perspectives and unconventional camera moves.
Leib created animation for The New York Times and films including “American Splendor” and “American Ultra.”
“It was Otsuka-san who taught me the fun of working,” Hayao Miyazaki once wrote.
Even as she built up an impressive career working with the likes of Ralph Bakshi, Hanna-Barbera, and Warner Bros., Banks remained very private about her life.
In his long career, Bell animated for prominent studios including Terrytoons, Hubley Studios, Perpetual Motion Pictures, and J.J. Sedelmaier Productions.
Burns had a short but productive animation career, creating such memorable characters as George of the Jungle and the Cap’n Crunch cereal mascot.
Quiet and shy, Baer’s name may not be as familiar as other contemporary animators, but he was a highly respected animator’s animator and beloved by colleagues.
Creek succumbed to injuries from a skydiving accident last weekend.
Tucker worked in roles including layout, storyboard, writing, and directing, picking up credits on influential series like “The Simpsons,” “Rugrats,” and “The Ren & Stimpy Show.”
Crane’s epic career ran from Terrytoons in the 1950s to MTV in the 1990s and beyond, spanning series, commercials, and features.
A tribute to the talents the community lost this year: animators and cartoonists, directors and producers, voice artists, dancers, and basketball players.