Ann Sullivan was an animator for Disney and Hanna Barbera, working on films including “The Little Mermaid,” “The Lion King,” and “The Emperor’s New Groove.”
- Died: April 13, 2020 (Who else died on April 13?)
- Details of death: Died at the Motion Picture Home in Woodland Hills, California of complications of COVID-19 coronavirus at the age of 91.
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Career in animation
Sullivan began working in the animation paint lab at Disney Studios in the 1950s, though she took time off to raise her children. She returned to animation in the 1970s, first working for Hanna Barbera and then returning to Disney, where she had a hand in some of the studio’s modern classics. Sullivan worked in the paint lab for films including “The Little Mermaid” and “Oliver and Company,” and she painted cels for “The Lion King,” “Pocahontas,” “Hercules,” “Tarzan,” “The Emperor’s New Groove,” “Lilo & Stitch,” and others.
What people said about her
Full obituary: Deadline