Obituary: Willis Pyle

Animator Willis Pyle (b.1914) died on June 2. Pyle got his start as an office boy at Disney before working on Pinocchio, Fantasia, and Bambi. After Bambi, he left Disney he worked for Walter Lantz, where he animated Gerald McBoing-Boing. He also helped develop Mr. Magoo. Pyle’s brother was actor Denver Pyle, who portrayed Uncle Jesse on The Dukes of Hazzard.