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Subject: It was 2 years ago yesterday, that legendary Disney artist Tyrus Wong (mentioned in above video) died at 106! ...

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Date Posted: Monday, December 31, 11:05:10am
In reply to: In 1948, Tompson was promoted to animation checker and scene planner. 's message, "Actually, Walt didn't allow women to be animators. Tompson was an inker and scene planner, later was in a final checker position where she reviewed animation cels before they were photographed onto film. -Here she is interviewed a few years back! ..." on Monday, December 31, 10:58:23am

Tyrus Wong
(October 25, 1910 December 30, 2016)

Chinese-born American artist. He was a painter, animator, calligrapher, muralist, ceramicist, lithographer and kite maker, as well as a set designer and storyboard artist. One of the most-influential and celebrated Asian-American artists of the 20th century, Wong was also a film production illustrator, who worked for Disney and Warner Brothers. He was a muralist for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), as well as a greeting card artist for Hallmark Cards. Most notably, he was the lead production illustrator on Disney's 1942 film Bambi, taking inspiration from Song dynasty art. He also served in the art department of many films, either as a set designer or storyboard artist, such as Rebel Without a Cause (1955), Around the World in 80 Days (1956), Rio Bravo (1959), The Music Man (1962), PT 109 (1963), The Great Race (1965), The Green Berets (1968), and The Wild Bunch (1969), among others.
Wong retired from the film industry in the late 1960s, but continued his work as an artist, spending most of his time designing kites. He also continued to paint, sketch, and design ceramics well into his 90s. He was the subject of the 2015 documentary film, Tyrus, by filmmaker Pamela Tom. Wong died on December 30, 2016, at the age of 106.

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