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James ‘Rob’ Gibbs (1964-2020)

Animator, writer and director Rob Gibbs passed away on April 24, 2020. At the time of his death, Gibbs was working as a director for the upcoming Disney+ TV series, Monsters at Work, which is based on the Monsters, Inc. film.

A longtime veteran of Pixar Animation Studios, Gibbs joined the company in 1998, working on such notable films as Toy Story 2, the aforementioned Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, Up, and Wall-E.