RIP- Bud Luckey, The Man Who Outlined Woody From The Film ‘Toy Story’

He also received an Oscar nomination in 2004 for the animated short Boundin’, where he provided the voice for the Jackalope

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While the most of us still can’t get over the demise of India’s popular actor Sridevi, here comes a yet another sad news from the film fraternity.

To all, who have grown up watching the amazing Toy Story are surely aware of the lead character of the film- Woody. A lot many out there know that, though it was Tom Hanks and Tim Allen who gave their voices to the characters of Woody and Buzz Lightyear; but only few know that it was Bud Luckey who brought these lifeless characters to life.

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Bud left us at the age of 83 and was an extremely talented animator and has been the part of wonderful creations in Pixar.

Taking a look at his journey of animation- Bud started his career by serving in the U.S. Airforce during the Korean War.Later, he attended Chouinard Art Institute. Here on commenced his artistic journey of animation in the year of 1960 as an art director and producer for an advertising agency. He worked for Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops and Rice Krispies. In few years he also worked for the Sesame Street and did a bit of voice work for it.

In 1990, Bud joined Pixar as a character designer, storyboard artist and animator. His first project as an animator was Woody from Toy Story.

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Apart from this distinguished character, Bud’s stupendous work has been featured in films like- A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, Cars, Ratatouille, WALL-E, Up, Toy Story 3.

Moving ahead from sketching characters, he has also worked on the voice projects for Chuckles the clown Eeyore- Winnie the Pooh and Jackalope.

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With huge respect for his amazing contribution in the animated world, we wish his soul to rest in peace.

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