Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Mystery Machine Mourns!

All the kids in the world should be sad today (grown ups too) because, Iwao Takamoto, best known as the creator of lovable Hanna-Barbera character Scooby Doo has passed away at the age of 81. Among other accomplishments in his career, he also assisted in the designs of some of the best known, and most beloved animated feature films and television shows of all time including Walt Disney's "Cinderella", "Peter Pan", "Lady And The Tramp" (among others) and Hanna Barbera's "The Flintstones" and "The Jetsons" (for which he created another lovable, yet dimwitted canine, Astro). And for those of you who remember the 1973 animated film version of Charlotte's Web, Takamoto served as the director of that film.

Rest In Peace.

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