Barry Bruce Death, cause of death – Obituary: We’re sad to report that award-winning clay animator Barry Bruce died on Dec. 24 from cancer at age 77. The Portland-based animation director and designer, with a background in architecture, Bruce worked on numerous animated features, shorts, TV specials and commercials, as part of Will Vinton Studios. He also supervised animation production within the studio, including both stop-motion and 3D computer animation.
His other credits include Dinosaurs!, Dance! Workout with Barbie, Utopia Parkway. Bruce also worked as character designer, supervising animator director on Sesame Street through the years, and was the additional animation supervisor for the Claymated portion of the 2011 movie A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas.
Many of his colleagues and friends expressed their sadness about his passing and admiration for his work on social media. Animation director and former Will Vinton colleague Mark Gustafson (The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Pinocchio) wrote, “Barry was a giant in my eyes. His quiet wisdom and deep appreciation for the absurdity of life had a profound influence on me.
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RIP Barry Bruce, who died Dec 24 from cancer. He was 77. Bruce designed and animated the Oscar-nominated short The Great Cognito (below) for Will Vinton. Bruce worked on many other Vinton projects including The Adventures of Mark Twain, Meet the Raisins!, and Claymation Easter. pic.twitter.com/NYvAzl8qJW
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