This will probably get moved, but I wasn't quite sure where to put it -
He'll definitely be missed.Originally Posted by SaveDisney.comRIP Joe Grant NEW
SaveDisney has received word that Disney Legend Joe Grant passed away Friday May, 6 at age 97. Joe was a leading light of Walt Disney's animation story department during the Studio's Golden Age, fathering Dumbo and the earliest versions of Lady. A brilliant sketch artist and caricaturist, Joe brought both warmth and whimsy and that special touch of cartoon invention to his creations. Late in life he returned to mentor the younger generation of Aladdin and Pocahontas with his generous and effervescent creativity. From Mickey Mouse, Snow White and Pinocchio to The Lion King, Fantasia 2000 and Lorenzo, Joe was a guiding spirit of the Disney legacy. We will all miss him.
- A Talk with Disney Legend Joe Grant -- Bill Desowitz, AWN.com
- Not Just Your Average Joe -- Mike Lyons, AWN.com
"Joe was one of those special people...a special artist, a mentor to all who knew him, and an inexhaustible supplier of ideas, gags, one-liners, whole plots, whatever he saw a need for...and he was an absolute bulldog at getting them done. We are all richer for having known and worked with him, and we'll miss him terribly." —Roy E. Disney
RIP, Mr. Grant.