‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Animator Was 59 – .
Seasoned animator Tuck Tucker, who worked on popular series like SpongeBob SquarePants and Hey Arnold! Worked, died December 22nd. He was 59 years old.
Tucker’s family posted the news of Tucker’s death on Facebook. “With a heavy and broken heart, the Tucker family announces the deaths of Tuck Tucker, father, husband, son, brother and uncle,” wrote Bailey Tucker on Facebook. “We know he was loved by everyone he met. If instead of visits you have memories of Tuck that you would like to share on his timeline, the family would really appreciate reading them. “
Tucker was born William Osborne Tucker III on August 20, 1961. He worked on the film Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night in 1987 before participating in some of the most famous animation titles, including the 1989 Diseny reportage The Little Mermaid.
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In the television field, he worked on both Nickelodeon’s Rugrats and The Simpsons. Tucker was a storyboard director for Hey Arnold! between 1996 and 1999 and also directed the 2002 feature based on the popular Nickelodeon series. He was best known for his work on SpongeBob SquarePants. In addition to his work as a storyboard artist for SpongeBob SquarePants The Movie, he was the lead storyboard director for 47 episodes of the hit series from 2007 to 2014. He also wrote six episodes.
In 2011 he won an Annie Award for best music in a television production along with Jeremy Wakefield, Sage Guyton and Nick Carr. His other credits include Family Guy, Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story, Drawn Together and The Fairly OddParents, among others. In 2015, he began teaching graphic and animation design at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.
Most recently, he worked on the upcoming Bob’s Burgers feature currently being released on April 9, 2021 by 20th Century Studios.
Hey arnold! Creator Craig Bartlett took to Instagram to honor Tucker. “A great friend, a master draftsman, a tireless practical prankster, a brilliant storyteller, the first one I reached when I said, ‘Hey Arnold! ‘Started. because he was the best board guy I have ever met, ”wrote Bartlett. “I will always remember him on his drawing board, his arms blackened with graphite to the elbows, eraser chips everywhere that bring my characters to life. A killer work ethic, passionate about it. I am so happy that I have been able to work with him for so many years. He gave and gave. I already miss him, my heart is broken. Rest in power, Tuck Tucker. “