Disney and Warner Bros. Artist Tyrus Wong Passes Away at 106

Tyrus Wong

Tyrus Wong, an artist at Disney studios and later at Warner Bros, has died at the age of 106. Deadline reports that Wong’s family confirmed the sad news on Facebook. Wong worked for Disney from 1938-41 and during that time made a key contribution to the creation of Bambi, creating art pieces that would ultimately form the basis for the film’s famously unique look. Wong would go on to work for Warner Bros. where he did concept art for film classics Rebel Without a Cause and The Wild Bunch among others. Wong also did uncredited work on Around the World in Eighty Days.

According to his New York Times obituary, the Chinese immigrant Wong got the inspiration for his work …

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