Special effects painter and final checker Kristine “Casey” Clayton, whose career lasted from 1972 until 2003, died December 2. Her age was unavailable.
She handled paint mark-up for the Disney movies Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), Treasure Planet and Lilo & Stitch (both 2002), Brother Bear (2003), and Home on the Range (2004), as well as the 2006 short The Little Matchgirl.
A painter for 47 episodes of The Simpsons from 1992 to 1995, she also was a cel painter for TV’s Denver, the Last Dinosaur (1988).
Clayton was a key cel painter for the 1992 video The Kingdom Chums: Original Top Ten and a model painter for the 1993 TV-movie Nick & Noel (TV movie).
In theatrical films, Clayton was a Xerox checker for American Pop (1981); did ink and paint special effects for Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night (1987), BraveStarr: The Legend (1988) and Happily Ever After (1990); was an ink artist for Cool World (1992); and was a color modeler for Tom and Jerry: The Movie, also a 1992 release.
For TV series, she was an ink and paint artist for Widget, the World Watcher (1991), a color designer for The Critic (1994), and a color stylist for The What a Cartoon Show (1995) and Dexter’s Laboratory (1996).
Additionally, Clayton was an ink and paint artist for the 1995 TV-movie Jonny Quest Versus the Cyber Insects.