Wednesday, January 10, 2007


Another great animator has passed away. On January 6, Pete Kleinow passed away at the age of 72. He was best known in the animation world for his stop-motion work on Gumby, Davey & Goliath, and the Pilsburry Dough-Boy. Pete wrote the theme song for Gumby

He left animation to pursue a career in alt-country and rock. He became quite a well-known guitarist with his band the Flying Burrito Brothers and worked with many famous musicians including John Lennon, Frank Zappa, Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel, The Rolling Stones, Joni Mitchell and Ringo Starr, just to name a few.

In 1981, Pete went back into the world of film and created wonderful special effects for The Empire Strikes Back, Gremlins and the Terminator movies.

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