Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Dan Mills, 1931-2011

Dan Mills with Dora Yakutis at the TAG party, January 2011.

Animator and layout artist DAN MILLS died on December 5 at the age of eighty. From 1956 until his retirement in 2002 he worked for Disney, Snowball, Hanna-Barbera, Filmation, Hyperion, Universal and Fox Animation.

Services will be tomorrow, December 14, at 4 pm, at the First United Methodist Church, 18120 Saticoy St, in Reseda. Here is a link to a map.

5 comments:

powdermonkey said...

I loved working with Dan, a real sweetheart of a guy!

Anonymous said...

I'll leave my respects here. RIP Dan Mills, you were a consumate gentleman to see anytime we met.
I've thought about you more than anyone would know.

J.R.Howley said...

One of the kindest men in the business. I worked in a cube next to Dan for many years at Filmation. With a smile and a good heart he did what he loved. May God rest his soul.

Andy said...

Very sad to hear this. Dan was one of the good ones.
He also worked at Turner Feature Animation (which was technically H-B at the time, I guess), on 'Cats Don't Dance.'

Floyd Norman said...

In a business filled with its fair share of jerks, Dan was always one of the good guys. We worked together at Disney way back in 1956. There was no one better to work with. Thanks, Dan.

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