On Saturday, William Luckey, also known as US animator who designed ‘ character , died in a hospital in Newton, ; his son Andy Luckey announced the death via a Facebook post. Bud Luckey was 83 years old.,
Luckey was born in, on July 28, 1934. He was known for animating counting songs for in collaboration with music of and lyrics by Donald Hadley. In 1992, Luckey joined Pixar. “He was the fifth animator hired here at Pixar”, Pixar’s animating chief once noted.
He designed Sheriff Woody for Pixar’s first feature filmwhich was released in 1995. He also voiced Rick Dicker in Pixar’s 2004 movie and Chuckles the Clown in 2010’s . Luckey had also designed characters for other Pixar movies including , and . He also voiced , the donkey, in 2011’s movie .
In 2004, Bud Luckey was nominated for anfor , a short film he wrote, directed, narrated, and sang. He received the for that five-minute short. Luckey retired as an animator in 2008, but kept working as a voice artist until 2014.
Pixar’s official Twitter handle tweeted: “Thank you, Bud Luckey, to infinity and beyond. (July 28, 1934 – February 24, 2018)”. , director of Toy Story 3 and , tweeted, “So sad to hear that Bud Luckey passed away today. He voiced Chuckles in Toy Story 3, but that was the least of his many amazing accomplishments. A tweet is not sufficient to sing his praises.”