Dick Lucas; Disney Animator
Dick Lucas, 77, Disney animator for four decades whose work ranged from “Cinderella” to “The Jungle Book.” Lucas studied at Los Angeles’ former Chouinard Art Institute and was hired by Disney Studios in 1942 with a personal recommendation from Walt Disney. Lucas helped to animate more than a dozen features, including “Three Caballeros,” “Peter Pan,” “Alice in Wonderland” and “Lady and the Tramp” as well as “Cinderella” and “The Jungle Book.” He contributed special effects animation to other features such as “The Fox and the Hound” and “101 Dalmatians.” Lucas also worked on the story and animation for the Academy Award-winning “Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day.” On Aug. 27 in Los Osos, Calif.
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