The Man Behind The Iconic ‘Finding Nemo’ Passes Away
Pixar veteran animator and director Rob Gibbs died at 55.
Story artist, director and writer at the Pixar Animation Studio, Rob Gibbs died at 55. The news was confirmed by a spokesperson of the studio, though the cause of death is still unknown.
Gibbs, a resident of San Rafael, California, US, was the man behind many iconic animated films of our times, such as, Toy Story 2, Finding Nemo and Pocahontas. He was responsible for making the childhood of every millennial kid magical with his craft.
The 55-year-old animator served the entertainment industry for more than 20 years creating powerful and magnificent stories. He joined Pixar in 1998 and before that was briefly associated with the Walt Disney Company.
From breathing life into Monster, Inc., Inside Out, Up, Wall-E to Incredibles 2, Gibbs has given us some of the most memorable animated films.
At the time of his passing, Gibbs was co-directing and in preproduction on Hump. The movie was going to feature the voices of Simon Pegg, Stranger Things' Gaten Matarazzo, Ramy Youssef and others.
He is survived by his daughter Mary, the voice of Boo in several Monsters, Inc. projects.
Rob Gibbs death is a great loss for the studio and every 90s kid who grew up watching his movies.