Bob Gardiner (animator)

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Bob Gardiner
Born James Robbins Gardiner
(1951-03-19)March 19, 1951
Torrance, California
Died April 21, 2005(2005-04-21) (aged 54)

James Robbins "Bob" Gardiner (March 19, 1951 – April 21, 2005) was an animator, holographer, and musician who helped pioneer what would become known as Claymation. Bob preferred the term Sculptimation and he was the one who was moving clay while Will moved the camera. He was born in Torrance, California and died in Grass Valley, California. He received an Oscar in 1975 for his short film Closed Mondays, which he made in partnership with Will Vinton.

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