Animator Doug Crane, who labored on TV reveals equivalent to Spider-Man and film Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, has handed away aged 85.
All through his lengthy profession, Crane animated for studios equivalent to Hanna-Barbera and MTV, starting his profession at Terrytoons.
His demise was confirmed by daughter Rose-Ellen on Fb, who revealed that he handed away on December 17 following a brief battle with most cancers.
“Doug was a beautiful, variety, thoughtful individual, a heat & snug buddy and an incredible father & grandfather who might be missed greater than could be put into phrases,” she wrote within the put up.
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Born in New York, Crane joined Terrytoons in 1956 earlier than enlisting within the military, the place he continued to make use of his drawing expertise to create recruitment pamphlets. He later opened the Hanna-Barbera East studio in New York Metropolis alongside Purple Augustson.
“Crane went on in his profession to animate movies, tv sequence, commercials, theatrical releases, and half hour specials; draw comedian strips, comedian books and digests,” his daughter’s put up continued.
“He acquired a Clio Award, the Nationwide Tv Commercials Award, for his animation of The Wall Road Journal industrial. His storyboard work, character creation & design, background design and completed layouts are a number of extra skills he possessed however a few of his favourite work was when he animated the bobbing, rolling, and twisting ship scene within the Raggedy Ann & Andy film.”
His later credit embody the 1968-70 Spider-Man animated sequence and Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, in addition to Godzilla, Heavy Metallic, The Smurfs, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and She-Ra: Princess of Energy.
Crane is survived by kids Maureen, Erin, Thomas, Colleen, Caitlin, Kevin and Rose-Ellen, and grandchildren. He was predeceased by spouse Maureen, whom he met whereas working at Terrytoons, by two days, and son Douglas Jr in 2018.