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Disney layout artist Ray Aragon dies at 83

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    Ray Aragon 1926 -2009

    Sleeping Beauty.Sleeping Beauty, Aragon continued in the layout department on 101 Dalmatians (1961) before moving on to a diverse career that included working at a wide range of LA studios (UPA, Fred Calvert Productions, Hanna-Barbera, TMS, Sanrio, Tom Carter Productions, Filmation and Warner Bros). Besides the two Disney features, his film credits include Gay Purr-ee, Mary Poppins, Yellow Submarine, Metamorphoses, Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland, The Iron Giant and In the Heat of the Night. On the latter film, he worked closely with director Norman Jewison as a storyboard artist. In a recent interview, Aragon reflected on the nature of his collaboration with Jewison and how he contributed to the shot set-ups in the film:
    Ray Aragon, 1926-2009 | Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation
    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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