Veteran Animator Rudy Larriva Passes Away

We were saddened to hear about the recent passing of veteran Looney Tunes and Mr. Magoo animator Rudy Larriva. Associated Press reports that he passed away on February 19 in Irvine, Calif. at the age of 94. Born in El Paso, Texas, Larriva began his animation career working on the 1939 Warner Bros. film Dog Gone Modern before landing jobs on cartoons including Robin Hoodlum, Gerald McBoing-Boing and Fangface.

He later worked as a director for small screen cartoons, helming Alvin and the Chipmunks and The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show. He is also credited for animating the memorable opening credits for The Twilight Zone in 1959-1960. Larriva is survived by a son, three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.