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September 11, 2012

Bob Lambert, Digital Media Pioneer and Longtime Disney Executive

In addition to his work on the vanguard of the digital explosion, Lambert served as a member of the Television Academy's Engineering Emmy Awards Committee.

Bob Lambert, a pioneer of digital media who spent more than 25 years as an executive for the Walt Disney Company and was a key participant in the development of computer animation, died September 7, 2012, in Glendale, Calif. He was 55.

Lambert rose to the position of Disney’s senior technology executive in charge of strategic planning, intellectual property, patent strategy, standards and regulatory issues and talent recruitment.

Prior to leaving the company in 2010, he contributed to its film, television, gaming, e-commerce and social media initiatives.

In addition to his vast professional achievements, Lambert was active in industry organizations.

He was a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' Technology Council and a fellow of the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers. He also served as a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Engineering Emmy Awards Committee.

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