Pixar Director and Story Artist Rob Gibbs Dead at 55

Rob Gibbs

Rob Gibbs, a longtime Pixar director and story writer, has passed away at the young age of 55. At this time, the cause of death is not known.

Gibbs has contributed so much in the 22 years since he joined the company in 1998. As an artist, he contributed to major Dinsey and Pixar films such as Toy Story 2Brave, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, UpWall-E, Monsters University, Inside Out, Incredibles 2, and Onward. As a writer and a director, he took on some of the Pixar shorts that were based inside the Cars universe! You could have seen his work in the short film Tokyo Mater (2008) and the series Mater’s Tall Tales and Tales From Radiator Springs.

Prior to his death, Rob Gibbs was also working on the upcoming series Monsters at Work that will debut on the Disney+ streaming service later this year. Gibbs also had another major connection to the story of Monsters, Inc., as his daughter Mary Gibbs served as the voice of Boo in the original film. They also used archived recordings from those sessions to use for toddler Riley in Inside Out.

This is a major loss that is sure to be felt not only by his family and loved ones but by Pixar as a whole. He is remembered as a positive person who cared deeply for the people around him.

 

 

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