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Cartoonists have been poking fun at politics and people since at least the 18th century. Meanwhile, some say the roots of animation go all the way back to paleolithic cave paintings, where early man made his first attempts to portray animals in motion. Since those early days, the arts of cartooning and animation have gone through many transformations, with current artists producing comics, graphic novels, films, television shows and more. This memorial site was created to honor and remember animators and cartoonists and the lively stories they tell.
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12/18/1942 - 7/17/2017

Animators & Cartoonists: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Harvey Atkin

Harvey Atkin, the character actor who played camp director Morty Melnick in “Meatballs,” died Monday, July 17, 2017, according to multiple news sources. He was 74. Atkin’s friend and agent Larry Goldhar confirmed the news the following day in a statement: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved friend, husband, father, and grandfather, Harvey, passed away peacefully last night following his battle with cancer.” The Canadian actor had a recurring role as...
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