Rob Gibbs, animator, story artist, writer, and director who worked on multiple Disney and Pixar films, has sadly passed away, The Hollywood Reporter was notified by the news by spokesman for the company.
As of now, a cause of death is unknown.
Gibbs began working with the Walt Disney Company back in 1995 as writer on Pocahontas, and worked on various storyboards and animation for films and series including The Brave Little Toaster series, Fantasia: 2000, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Quack Pack, and The Proud Family.
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In 1998, Gibbs joined Pixar and has since worked on most of their major projects, which included his work as a story artist on Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, Wall•e, UP, and Brave. Gibbs’ most recent credits with the studio were as an animator on Inside Out, Incredibles 2, and Onward. Additionally, he wrote and directed a majority of the Cars short films centered on Mater.
Gibbs had been working on the Disney+ Monsters, Inc. sequel series Monsters at Work, directing multiple episodes, as well as was co-directing Hump, featuring the voices of Simon Pegg (Star Trek), Gaten Matarazzo (Stranger Things), and Ramy Youssef (Why Him?).
Rob Gibbs is survived by his daughter Mary Gibbs, who is most famous for voicing the cute kitty-loving Boo in Monsters, Inc.. we offer our condolences and prayers to Gibbs’ family and friends at this time.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter