John Culhane


Age: 81

Summary: journalist, author, teacher and an expert on the history of animation who didn't draw but loved animation and idolized Walt Disney from childhood, and who was so well known around the Disney studios that animators twice created characters by caricaturing him such as Flying John in Fantasia/2000 and more famously Mr. Snoops, a weaselly underling of the evil Medusa in 1977's The Rescuers.

Cause of Death: Complications from Alzheimer's disease and cardiac failure

Born: February 7, 1934

Died: July 30, 2015

Dobbs Ferry, New York