Dale Baer, an animator for The Walt Disney Firm, died on Friday at 70 years of age. His loss of life was confirmed by fellow animator Clay Kaytis.
Baer had been a personality animator for the corporate because the 1970s, his first mission being 1973’s Robin Hood, which he labored on as an inbetweener. He was educated by members of the 9 Previous Males, particularly John Lounsbery and Eric Larson.
He continued to be energetic within the animation division all through the remainder of the 70s and 80s, engaged on The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, The Rescuers, and The Black Cauldron.
Within the mid-80s, he and his then spouse opened up their very own animation studio. Suitably referred to as The Baer Animation Firm, he and his artists did freelance work for each Disney and different studios. He performed a component within the profitable Disney Renaissance, as an animator for Magnificence and the Beast and The Lion King.
Different movies he labored on for Disney embody Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Treasure Planet, and most lately, Moana.
Over his profession, he received a number of awards together with the Annie Award in 2001 and, most lately, the Winsor McCay Award in 2016. He additionally taught character animation on the esteemed CalArts.
His newest mission was Bob’s Burger: The Film, which might be launched later in 2021.
Right here at The DisInsider, ideas and prayers exit to his household together with his spouse Teddy, and his two daughers.