Bud Luckey, the man who more the character of sheriff Woody Pride in the “Toy Story” gave form, is Saturday deceased. His son made the death known via Facebook, reports filmmagazine Deadline. Luckey was 83 years old.
According to his colleagues was Lucky a talented artist, voice actor, and designer of characters for numerous animated films as “A Bug’s Life”, “Monster’s Inc.”, “Cars” and “Ratatouille”. In addition to his work for Pixar and he spoke also the voice of agent Rick Dicker in “The Incredibles”, Chuckles the Clown in “Toy Story 3” and Eeyore in the animated film “Winnie the Pooh” in 2011. For his work in the animatiekortfilm “Boundin'” was in 2004, he was nominated for an Oscar.
Luckey began his career in 1961 as a draftsman for the American cartoon series “The Alvin show” and wrote in the 1970s participated in several sesame street films. In 1990 took animation studio Pixar, the designer for “Toy Story”, the first full-length animated film from the studio. In an interview, calls the American film producer John Lasseter, Bud Luckey, one of the least known heroes of the animated film industry: “Bud has worked on the design of a large number of Pixar projects. He was the fifth artist we have adopted in our company.”