Larry Latham (animator)

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Larry Latham (April 15, 1953 – November 2, 2014)[1] was an American animator, artist, producer and director. He was perhaps best known as a producer and director on Disney's animated series TaleSpin, the pilot episode of which earned him a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program.[2]

Latham worked on several other Disney productions as a storyboard artist or designer, including Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, and DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp. He was also a producer, director and storyboard artist on Disney's Bonkers.

Latham also directed storyboards on numerous Hanna-Barbera cartoons, including Super Friends, Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo, and The Smurfs. For Marvel Productions, he was storyboard director on My Little Pony 'n Friends and Spider-Man.

In 1996, Latham received a nomination for a Daytime Emmy Award for his work as a storyboard artist on The Tick.[2]

More recently, Latham worked on several direct-to-video features for Universal Cartoon Studios. Among these were An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island and An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster, both of which he produced and directed.

In 2008, Latham began writing, drawing and publishing a webcomic called Lovecraft is Missing,[3] a project inspired by the works of H. P. Lovecraft and originally conceived by Latham as an animated series.[4] He released the first pages on October 1, 2008, and kept the comic going until his death from cancer on November 2, 2014.[5][6]

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  1. ^ http://www.tulsaworld.com/obituaries/localobituaries/rites-set-for-larry-latham-award-winning-animation-producer-director/article_4258017c-3a4e-5cc8-9f6a-cf4644033b1e.html
  2. ^ a b "Larry Latham Awards at IMDb". Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Lovecraft is Missing". Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Lovecraft is Missing….is here!". Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Broken heart". Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Larry Latham, R.I.P." Retrieved 5 November 2014.

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