Animator Larriva Dies

Veteran animator RUDY LARRIVA, who illustrated classics such as LOONEY TUNES and MR. MAGOO, has died.
Larriva passed away on 19 February (10) in Irvine, California. He was 94.
Born in El Paso, Texas, Larriva began his animation career working on the 1939 Warner Bros. film Dog Gone Modern before landing jobs on cartoons including Robin Hoodlum, Gerald MCBoing Boing and Fangface.
He later worked as a director for small screen cartoons, helming Alvin and the Chipmunks and The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show.
Larriva is also noted for directing the animation for the opening credits of the Twilight Zone in 1959-1960.
He is survived by a son, three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter, reports Variety.com.


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