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Filmation cel painter Sara Seaberry dead at 73


Sara Seaberry, who painted cels and did mark-up for Filmation from 1973 until 1989, died January 10. She was 73.

Assistant head of ink and paint mark-up for the 1987 movie Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night, Seaberry was assistant head of mark-up on BraveStarr: The Legend, released the following year. She was a mark-up assistant on Happily Ever After (1993).

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Heavy Metal assistant animator Judy Niver dies, 71

Heavy Metal

Layout artist and animator Judith M. “Judy” Niver, an assistant animator on the “Taarna” segment of the 1981 movie Heavy Metal, died December 14. She was 71.

From 1965 until 1994, she worked for DePatie-Freleng, Filmation, Hanna-Barbera, UPA, Ed Love, Ruby-Spears, Encore, Hyperion, Cool Productions, DreamQuest and Rich Animation.

Niver was a key assistant animator on the 1987 Filmation theatrical feature Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night. In addition, she was an assistant animator on 1991’s Rover Dangerfield.

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