Gary Kurtz Roger Mainwood Jacques Muller
Jacques Muller. French animator who worked at Disney, Sullivan-bluth, Amblimation, ILM and Warner Bros. Credits include Pound Puppies, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Paula Abdul video “Opposites Attract,” The Rescuers Down Under, Space Jam, Small Soldiers, The Emperor’s New Groove, Sylvain Chomet’s The Illusionist and The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle. Died Nov. 4, age 62.
David Ogden Stiers. M*A*S*H star best known to animation as the voice of Cogsworth in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, as well as roles in Pocahontas, Atlantis, Justice League, Winnie the Pooh and Regular Show. Died March 3, age 75.
Fred Patten. L.a.-based writer, editor and publicist. One of the first anime experts in the U.S. who adapted Tekkaman, the Space Knight, and was story/script editor on The Castle of Cagliostro, Barefoot Gen, Lupin III: Tales of the Wolf, 8-Man and Lupin III: The Mystery of Mamo. Died Nov. 12, age 78.
Rick Reinert. Director, producer and long-time owner of Rick Reinert Productions. Worked at Disney TV and Bill Melendez Productions. Directed several Winnie the Pooh shorts and ABC Weekend Specials in the 1980s, was also an animation artist on Mrs. Doubtfire and animation supervisor on It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown (1997). Died Nov. 7, Age 93.
Jon Schnepp. Producer, director, voice actor, editor, writer and animator. Wrote and directed The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened and directed episodes of Metalocalypse and The Venture Bros. Was also animator on Nerdland. Died July 19, age 51.
Marie Severin. Multi-faceted, pioneering comic-book artist who drew most of the greatest heroes in the Marvel comics and designed the first Spider-woman. Among her most notable work were runs of Doctor Strange, The Incredible Hulk and The Sub-mariner. Died Aug. 30, age 89.