For many of us in our 20s and early 30s, Disney’s Pixar Animation Studios were responsible for many of our favourite childhood movies such as the Toy Story franchise, Monsters Inc. and Finding Nemo to name a few. What made these movies so memorable were the brilliantly done 3D animations and one of a kind stories filled with amazing characters and settings, which Pixar continues to do so today.
Unfortunately, one of the biggest contributors to all the aforementioned movies, Rob Gibbs, has just passed away at the age of 55.
Gibbs was a longtime animator, director and story artist for Pixar since the making of Toy Story 2 back in 1999 and worked as a storyboard artist. Additionally, he also held that position on other Pixar films such as Monsters Inc. (2001) – where his daughter, Mary Gibbs, voiced the character of Boo.
He continued work as a storyboard artist for Finding Nemo (2003) in addition to animating on other recent Pixar films such as Inside Out (2015) and The Incredibles 2 (2018). Gibbs also directed two spinoffs from the movie Cars titled Mater’s Tall Tales and Tales from Radiator Springs.
Rob Gibbs is survived by his daughter Mary. Our condolences go out to her as well as her family. We’d like to thank Rob for all the joy he has helped bring to people across the globe through his work.
(*Featured image taken from Metro)
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