Disney Animator Dale Baer Has Passed Away

Disney Animator Dale Baer Has Passed Away. You may not know his name, but you do know his work. Disney Animator Dale Baer who worked on titles such as The Lion King and The Princess and the Frog has passed away this past week. The Walt Disney Company shared this statement regarding his passing:

“We are saddened by the passing of animator Dale Baer. He was the supervising animator of beloved characters including Yzma from The Emporer’s New Groove and Owl from Winnie the Pooh. Baer’s first role at Disney Animation was as a trainee on Robin Hood and over the course of his career, he animated on films such as The Lion King, Treasure Planet, Home on the Range, Meet the Robinsons and The Princess and the Frog. His work can also be seen in shorts like “How to Hook Up Your Home Theater,” “Get a Horse!” and “Feast”. Having directly worked with six of Disney’s legendary Nine Old Men (Walt Disney’s trusted and pioneering team of animation giants), he carried on their legacy in his won work, and through the many aspiring animators he so generously mentored at the Studio and through his classes as CalArts and other institutions. He was a great friend and will be deeply missed.”

Our deepest condolences go out to Dale Baer’s family, friends, and fans at this time 🕯

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Source: Walt Disney Animation

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