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Bud Luckey

  • Birthplace: Billings, Montana
  • Birthday: July 28
Date of passing: 
February 24, 2018

Obituary

Obituary: 

Bud Luckey was an American animator, cartoonist, singer, musician, designer, composer, artist and voice actor.

He was best known for his work at Pixar as a character designer for A Bug's Life, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, Cars, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, and the first three Toy Story movies.

Luckey wrote, directed, composed and performed as the solo singer/narrator on the Pixar 2004 animated short film Boundin’, which garnered an Academy Award nomination in the Best Animated Short Film category.

Bud Luckey was an American animator, cartoonist, singer, musician, designer, composer, artist and voice actor.

He was best known for his work at Pixar as a character designer for A Bug's Life, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, Cars, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, and the first three Toy Story movies.

Luckey wrote, directed, composed and performed as the solo singer/narrator on the Pixar 2004 animated short film Boundin’, which garnered an Academy Award nomination in the Best Animated Short Film category.

As a voice for animated characters, Luckey is known as the voice of Rick Dicker in The Incredibles, Chuckles the Clown in Toy Story 3 and Eeyore from A. A. Milne's classic children's book series Winnie-the-Pooh.

Luckey wrote and animated many short films for Sesame Street and the Children's Television Workshop during the 1970s, often doing the voice work himself as well.

Luckey semi-retired from Pixar in 2008 but continued to work with the studio from time to time and with the parent Disney organization, primarily as a performer of character voices, up until his death in 2018. He retired permanently in 2014.

Luckey died February 24, 2018, in Newtown, Connecticut. He was 83.

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