American animator and voice actor Bud Luckey, Died at 83

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William “Bud” Luckey was born on July 28, 1934 and died on February 24, 2018.

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

Bud was popularly known for his work at Pixar as a character designer for Toy Story, Boundin’, Toy Story 2, A Bug’s Life, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, Cars, The Incredibles, Ratatouille and Toy Story 3.

He woorked as a voice actor for animated characters, Luckey was known as the voice of Rick Dicker in The Incredibles, Chuckles the Clown in Toy Story 3 and as the Winnie the Pooh character Eeyore from A. A. Milne’s classic children’s book series Winnie-the-Pooh.

He was the wroter, director, composed and performed as the solo singer/narrator on the Pixar 2004 Animated Short film Boundin’ which went on to win the Annie Award as well as an Academy Award (Oscar) nomination in the Best Animated Short Film category.

In 2008 Bud Luckey semi-retired from Pixar 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.

Luckey retired permanently in 2014.

He died from natural causes in Newtown, Connecticut on February 24, 2018 at the age of 83.

Luckey was the father of animator/director/producer Andy Luckey, who is popularly known as a producer of the animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

William “Bud” Luckey passed awat at 83 years old.