Larry Latham (animator)
Larry Latham (April 15, 1953 – November 2, 2014) 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.
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.
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, a project inspired by the works of H. P. Lovecraft and originally conceived by Latham as an animated series. He released the first pages on October 1, 2008, and kept the comic going until his death from cancer on November 2, 2014.
- "Larry Latham Awards at IMDb". Retrieved 5 November 2014.
- "Lovecraft is Missing". Retrieved 5 November 2014.
- "Lovecraft is Missing….is here!". Retrieved 5 November 2014.
- "Broken heart". Retrieved 5 November 2014.
- "Larry Latham, R.I.P." Retrieved 5 November 2014.
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