Former Disney President/CEO/Son-in-Law Ron Miller Dies at 85!

In sad news, Ron Miller, the son-in-law of Walt Disney himself has passed away at the age of 85! Mr. Miller (1933-2019), originally an NFL player, was also once the president and CEO of the The Walt Disney Company (after Walt’s death). He helped bring about more experimental Disney films like Tron and The Black Cauldron and created the Touchstone Pictures banner for less family-friendly films. While his leadership during these years is criticized, his loss still hits us hard in the Disney community! He shall be missed!

Actor Albert Finney Dies at 82!

The English actor, Albert Finney, has sadly passed away at the age of 82! Mr. Finney (1936-2019) was most famous for his roles in Tom Jones, Scrooge, Annie, Big Fish, Skyfall, and my favorite performance of his in one of my favorite films, Murder on the Orient Express!

In terms of animation, he voiced the character of Mr. Everglot in Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride.

He shall be missed!

Actor John Mahoney Dies at 77!

The actor, John Mahoney, has passed away at the age of 77. Mr. Mahoney (1940-2018) was known for his role on the sitcom, Frasier, as well as for appearing in numerous films including Moonstruck, Eight Men Out, Barton Fink, and Flipped.

In terms of animation, Mr. Mahoney lent his voice to many animated features including Antz,

The Iron Giant,

Atlantis: The Lost Empire,

and Kronk’s New Groove.

He shall be missed!

Actor Anton Yelchin Dies at 27!

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In sad news, actor Anton Yelchin has passed away at the age of 27 due to a freak car accident. He was found pinned between his car and a security fence. Anton Yelchin (1989-2016) was probably best known for his appearances in the recent Star Trek films as well asĀ in Alpha Dog, Charlie Bartlett, and Terminator Salvation.

In terms of animation, he provided the voices of Shun in the English dub of From Up on Poppy Hill,

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the Albino Pirate in the American version of The Pirates! Band of Misfits,

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and Clumsy Smurf in the recent Smurfs films.

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He shall be missed!