Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Bob Lambert, RIP

A tad late with this:

... Bob Lambert, a technical strategist at Disney for 25 years and a guiding force in the industry’s sweeping transition from film to digital cinema, died suddenly of unnamed causes Sept. 7 at his home in Glendale, his family announced Monday night. He was 55. ...

[W]orking for Disney Feature Animation, Lambert conceptualized a strategy and methodology for replacing cel animation with CGI production. He selected Steve Jobs’ Pixar to design the software and oversaw the collaborative process between the companies. The resultant digital production system earned Disney an Academy Award for Scientific & Technical Achievement.

Lambert started with Disney in 1985 and exited as part of a corporate restructuring in May 2010. ...

When you look for individuals who helped put Pixar on the Hollywood map, you can start with Mr. Lambert. Our condolences to his family.


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