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June 1, 2018
AHOF's Journey Into IMAGIMATION opens at the Sangre de Christo Arts Center in Pueblo, Colorado!
We are proud to announce the latest open of AHOF's travelling exhibit Journey Into IMAGIMATION: 100 Years of Animation Art From Around The World exhibit will officially open at the Sangre de Christo Arts Center in Pueblo, Colorado with the animation themed gala kickoff event Animating The Night! It will run from June 1, 2018 to September 23, 2018. More information on the exhibit can be found by visiting the AHOF Calendar. We would like to thank the Sangre de Christo Arts Center for allowing AHOF's first world class travelling exhibit to be displayed at another one of the United States distinguished venues and also for creating and hosting their gala kickoff event Animating The Night.  

May 2, 2018
Iconic Veteran Voice Artist and Actor Charles John Thomas “Chuck” McCann Passes Away!
The Animation Hall Of Fame family is sad to acknowledge the passing of true great entertainment talent Charles John Thomas “Chuck” McCann on April 8, 2018 at the age of 83 in Los Angeles, Ca..  

April 24, 2018
Groundbreaking Schoolhouse Rock Musician Robert Lrod “Bob” Dorough Passes Away!
The Animation Hall Of Fame family is sad to acknowledge the passing of a great animation music legend and pioneer Bob Lrod “Bob” Dorough on April 23, 2018 at the age of 94 in Mount Bethel, Pa..  

April 10, 2018
Studio Ghibli Co-founder and Academy Award nominated animation director Isao Takahata Passes Away!
The Animation Hall Of Fame family is sad to acknowledge the passing of Japanese animation pioneer and executive Isao Takahata on April 5, 2018 at the age of 82 in Tokyo, Japan.  

March 12, 2018
Gumby writer, producer, and franchise CEO Joseph A. “Joe” Clokey Passes Away!
The Animation Hall Of Fame family is sad to acknowledge the passing of Gumby writer, producer, franchise CEO, and AHOF friend and advisor Joseph A. “Joe” Clokey on March 2, 2018 at the age of 56 in Santa Barbara, Ca..  

March 4, 2018
And the Winners Are!
The Animation Hall of Fame proud to announce this year's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Oscar winners for Best Animated Film and Best Animated Short Film. The winner for Best Animated Film was awarded to Coco, which was directed by Lee Unkrich and produced by Darla K. Anderson. The winner for Best Animated Short Film was awarded to Dear Basketball, which was directed by Glenn Keane and written by Kobe Bryant.  

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February 25, 2018
Oscar Nominated Animator and Voice Actor William Everett “Bud” Lucky Passes Away!
The Animation Hall Of Fame family is sad to acknowledge the passing of one of animations great talents William Everett “Bud” Lucky on February 24, 2018 at the age of in Newton, Conn..  

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February 16, 2018
Disney Veteran Animation Director Dave Michener Passes Away!
The Animation Hall Of Fame family is sad to acknowledge the passing of Disney veteran animation director Dave Michener on February 15, 2018 at the age of 85 in Los Angeles, Ca..  

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December 20, 2017
Animation Veteran Robert Herman “Bob” Givens Passes Away!
The Animation Hall Of Fame family is sad to acknowledge the passing of one of animations great talents Robert Herman “Bob” Givens on December 14, 2017 at the age of 99 in Burbank, Ca..  

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December 13, 2017
Walt Disney's Dumbo and Winsor McCay's Short The Sinking of the Lusitania named to 2017 National Film Registry!
Disney's 1941 animated classic Dumbo and the 1918 Winsor McCay animated propaganda silent short The Sinking of the Lusitania have officially been placed on the Library of Congress' list of films being added to the National Film Registry.

Already included from the animation world are such titles as John Lasseter's short film Luxo Jr. (1986), Tex Avery's Magical Maestro (1952), Chuck Jones' What's Opera Doc? (1957), Disney's Fantasia (1940), Winsor McCay's Gertie the Dinosaur (1912), and UPA's Gerald McBoing Boing (1950).

Under the National Film Preservation Act, each year the Librarian of Congress names 25 films to the National Film Registry that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant. The films must be at least 10 years old, and the Librarian makes the annual registry selections after reviewing hundreds of titles nominated by the public and conferring with Library film curators and the distinguished members of the National Film Preservation Board (NFPB).  

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December 10, 2017
Legendary Canadian Animation Pioneer Grant Munro Passes Away!
The Animation Hall Of Fame family is sad to acknowledge the passing of one of the true great animation pioneers Canadian Grant Munro on December 10, 2017 at the age of 94 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  

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November 30, 2017
Veteran Voice Artist and Actress Heather May North Passes Away!
The Animation Hall Of Fame family is sad to acknowledge the passing of one of animations great voice talents Heather May North on November 29, 2017 at the age of 71 in Studio City, Ca..  

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July 27, 2017
Legendary Voice Actress June Foray Passes Away!
The Animation Hall Of Fame family is sad to acknowledge the passing of the beloved and legendary American voice actress June Foray on July 26, 2017.

The passing of June Foray


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June 3, 2017
Peter Sallis, OBE Passes Away!
The Animation Hall Of Fame family is sad to acknowledge the passing of legendary British actor and the beloved voice of Wallace, the cheese-loving character in the stop motion animated Wallace and Gromit films, Peter Sallis on June 2, 2017.

The passing of Peter Sallis


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May 25, 2017
AHOF Traveling Exhibition Animated Commercials: Television Advertising One Frame At A Time Launches!
We are proud to formerly announce that we have officially launched our third international traveling exhibition Animated Commercials: Television Advertising One Frame At A Time. The title is ANIMALS IN ANIMATION: FROM A TO Z. This endearing exhibit showcases and celebrates the iconic animated television commercials and their characters, while honoring the artists that created them.  

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