It is being reported that Pixar Animator Bud Luckey passed away yesterday at the age of 83. His son Andy Luckey posted the information on his Facebook page yesterday:
Bud Luckey 1934-2018
With great sadness, I announce the passing of my Dad: Bud Luckey.
My Dad was best known for his work in animation (PIXAR/Disney/Sesame Street) and as a voice actor (Eeyore, Agent Rick Dicker, Chuckles the Clown et al.). He loved his work but got even greater satisfaction from seeing others enjoy it.
He’ll be deeply missed by his friends, family, and colleagues to whom he was just “Bud.” His kind and easy
going demeanor led his PIXAR colleagues to dub him “Bud Low-Key.”
He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.
In lieu of flowers, our family encourages donations to The California Institute of The Arts — Bud Luckey Scholarship Fund.
Luckey began his career in 1992 with Pixar. He wrote, directed, and performed all the voices in the Pixar short film Boundin’. Luckey also did the voice of Rick Dicker in The Incredibles and the Pixar short Jack-Jack Attack. He was also the voice of Chuckles the Clown in Toy Story 3 and reprised his role in Toy Story Toons.
Bud was born in 1934 in Billings, Montana.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.