Will Vinton (1947 - 2018)

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  • "I've watched all of his specials, the animated California..."
    - Wayne Tubbs
  • "I loved your animation techniques, the California Raisins..."
    - James Heine
  • "I have been with Alaska Airlines for 36 years, at Porland..."
    - Mary Cunningham
  • "Condolences to the family of Mr. Will Vinton - Your dear..."
    - Ann L
  • "To the Family of Will Vinton, I am so sorry for your loss...."

Will Vinton (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Will Vinton in the 2018 Memorials Photo Gallery Enlarged Photo
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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