In Memoriam: Tissa David (1921-2012)

Posted by on Aug 22, 2012 in Feature Articles | 2 Comments
In Memoriam: Tissa David (1921-2012)

TISSA DAVID (1921-2012) Tissa David circa 1980 at the ASIFA-East Awards (Photo extracted from footage shot by Howard Beckerman) Animation said goodbye to an animation legend last night in Tissa David. I met Tissa only twice and very briefly: once after being thoroughly awed and inspired by her at her MOMA retrospective: An Evening with […]

In Memory of Buzz Potamkin…. by Candy Kugel

Posted by on May 10, 2012 in Feature Articles | 2 Comments
In Memory of Buzz Potamkin…. by Candy Kugel

Buzz Potamkin, one of animation’s most beloved producers on both coasts, passed away from pancreatic cancer on Sunday, April 22nd. Buzz, always interested in film, left Columbia University for a job as an “editor” at Stars and Stripes Forever, the hippest animation studio in New York.  While there, he quickly sized up animation production, and seeing […]

In Memoriam: Vincent Cafarelli (1930-2011)

Posted by on Jan 17, 2012 in Feature Articles | No Comments
In Memoriam:  Vincent Cafarelli (1930-2011)

(Linda Beck) On December 1st, 2011, we lost animation veteran and ASIFA-East Founding Member, Vincent “Vinny” Cafarelli, who passed away peacefully in his sleep at age 81. Founding Member Vincent Cafarelli (left) with Dick Rauh (President 1969-1989) in 2009 (Photo by Linda Beck) Our long time ASIFA-East Board Member, Michael Sporn wrote the following in […]