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Remembering Rob Gibbs: the animator behind ‘Toy Story 2’ and ‘Monsters Inc.’

Last April 29, the world received the horrible news of Pixar animator Rob Gibbs’s passing. Since then, many production houses and animators have shared their grief over losing the 55-year-old visionary on social media.

On Facebook, MovieBrats Pictures shared a truly emotional message about Gibbs. It read: “Our hearts broke this morning when we learned of the sudden passing of Rob Gibbs, co-director on our animated film HUMP. We’ve not only lost a creative partner, but also a wonderful human being, always in a good mood and never short of a joke that made it a joy to work with him over the past few years. Before we met Rob, he already looked back at an impressive career at Disney and Pixar, a veteran story artist on classics like Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, or Inside Out, he directed many of the Pixar shorts in the Cars franchise and kept entertaining us with his anecdotal stories from his many years in the industry. He loved spending time with his daughter, and he loved old classic cars and zombie stories. You’ll be dearly missed, Rob.”

Our hearts broke this morning when we learned of the sudden passing of Rob Gibbs, co-director on our animated film HUMP….

Posted by MovieBrats Pictures on Friday, April 24, 2020

While on Twitter, his colleagues in the industry offered their condolences and sadness over his passing.

Rob Gibbs was known for his work on Pixar animated movies like Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, Brave, and Inside Out. In fact, Gibbs’s daughter was even the voice of Boo in the first Monsters Inc. film.

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Although he will be dearly missed, his legacy continues on in the animated movies that have touched the minds and hearts of its viewers. May you rest in peace, Rob Gibbs.

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