Thursday, May 28, 2009

R.I.P. Tony Peters

I just read that animation writer Antony Peters passed away last Sunday in New York. Peters is best known for his work as a designer for Rankin/Bass' Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. In fact, he was a big help in the development of the stop-motion animation process that Rankin/Bass called Animagic.

Peters worked for Grantray-Lawrence Animation in the mid 60s developing Rocket Robinhood and was one of the writers responsible for adapting comic book stories for The Marvel Super Hero Show.

If you want to learn more about Tony Peters and what he contributed to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, I recommend reading Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Making of the Rankin/Bass Holiday Classic.

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