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Jimmy Murakami

Animator/director

Born - 5 June 1933, San Jose, California, USA
Died - 16 February 2014

American animation specialist of Japanese parentage. Born Teruaki Murakami, he began his film career as a layout artist on the 1959 Mr Magoo cartoon feature 1001 Arabian Nights. His later animation work included The Snowman (1982) and Where the Wind Blows (1986), as well as the underrated live-action sci-fi movie Battle Beyond the Stars (1980). His last feature animation for the cinema was Christmas Carol: The Movie in 2001.