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
Location: Dobbs Ferry, New York