Oscar-nominated animator Bud Luckey, known for designing the look of ‘Woody’ from Pixar’s adored Toy Story films, has sadly passed away at the age of 83.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Luckey died over the weekend after an extended illness.
His son, Andy Luckey, shared the following statement on his Facebook page:
Luckey’s work also included designing characters for Cars, Monsters Inc., and A Bug’s Life. He was also known for creating a number of memorable counting cartoons and songs for Sesame Street. Additionally, he appeared as a voice actor in several films, including as Agent Rick Decker in The Incredibles, Chuckles the Clown in Toy Story 3, and Eeyore in 2011’s Winnie the Pooh.
Luckey was also nominated for an Oscar in 2004 for the Pixar animated short Boundin’, which he wrote, co-directed, narrated, and composed music for.
News Source: Entertainment Weekly
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