Will Vinton (1947 - 2018)

  • - Mrs. Stroud
  • "My deepest sympathies to his family and friends. He lived a..."
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  • "I've watched all of his specials, the animated California..."
    - Wayne Tubbs
  • "I loved your animation techniques, the California Raisins..."
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  • "I have been with Alaska Airlines for 36 years, at Porland..."
    - Mary Cunningham

Will Vinton (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
Will Vinton (1947 – 2018) was a stop-motion animator who coined the term Claymation. During the 1980s and 90s his cartoonish clay animations were frequently seen in national commercials. He helped make the California Raisins a sensation, and also animated the Noid for Domino’s Pizza, and M&M’s candy characters.

Vinton died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, after a long battle with cancer, according to multiple news sources. He was 70.

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