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- March 24, 2001
Good-bye to William Hanna
Hanna passed away on Thursday at the age of 90 after several years of deteriorating health. His passing brings on a time of mourning for animators and animation enthusiasts who respected his work and advances within the animation industry.
Thank you for bringing us so much happiness...
100 Years Later
"His prolific achievements and vision have helped to inspire and build the animation and visual effects community as a whole," says Don Iwerks, the son of Ub Iwerks. "If he were alive today, even at the age of 100 he'd be excited by the advancements in the digital revolution. He'd probably be on his home computer designing and inventing new processes that would take the industry to even higher levels."
So who exactly was
Ub Iwerks and why is so little ever heard about him? Digital Media FX
is putting together a three part series analyzing the life of Ub Iwerks.
Today, on what would have been his 100th birthday, we are releasing part
one of the series: "Ub Iwerks: The Disney Years." To read this
new feature, click
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Marketing Budget of 2000
News Link of the
Day - Famous Animator William Hanna Dies at 90
"Animation legend William Hanna, who with partner Joseph Barbera turned television into their own personal cartoon world, creating such characters as Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear and the Flintstones, died Thursday, a spokesman for Warner Bros. said. He was 90 years old.
Hanna, the co-chairman
and co-founder of Hanna-Barbera Studios, died at his home in North Hollywood,
Warner Bros. spokesman Scott Rowe said. The cause of death was not immediately
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