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Yoram Gross


Born - 18 October 1926, Krakow, Poland
Died - 21 September 2015

Polish-born animator who became the driving force in Australian cartoon features from the late 1960s on. Fleeing Poland during World War Two, he began his career in Israel, with the cartoon features Joseph the Dreamer (1961) and One Pound Only (1964). Emigrating to Australia in the 1970s, his debut feature there, Dot and the Kangaroo (1977), was an international success. Subsequent animations as director included The Little Convict (1979), Dot and Santa Claus (1981), Dot and the Bunny (1983), The Camel Boy (1984), Dot and the Whale (1986), The Magic Riddle (1991), Blinky Bill: The Mischievous Koala (1992) and Dot in Space (1994). He wound up his directing career with 26 episodes of the TV series Flipper and Lopaka in 1999.