Long-time Disney-Pixar director and storyboard artist, Rob Gibbs, has sadly passed away.
Gibbs worked on a plethora of projects at the studio including Finding Nemo and Up!. His daughter also famously voiced Boo from Monsters Inc.
Rob was a veteran of the animation industry.
via: TwitterHis career kicked off with Disney, working on big-name animations including Pocahontas and Fantastia 2000.
He then switched over to Pixar...
via: imdbHere, he earned credits as a story artist on Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc., Toy Story 2, and Up! to name a few.
Rob's daughter Mary also worked with Disney and Pixar...She famously voiced Boo in Monsters, Inc and Sha-Ron in Mulan II.
The creative was currently working on Monsters at Work for Disney+...
via: imdbThe show is a spin-off of the beloved Monsters Inc franchise. According to Comic Book, the series features the entire voice cast of the original movies and was expected to hit the streaming service in spring next year.
The news of Rob's death emerged after colleges took to social media.
Heartbroken over the loss of Rob Gibbs. If you or your kids have seen any Pixar CarsToons shorts, Rob directed most… https://t.co/HBuT1dGC3F— Daniel Chong (@Daniel Chong)1587746770.0
Tributes have been flooding in.
Rob Gibbs was the 1st person to befriend me when I came to Pixar. He always made sure that no one felt left out. He… https://t.co/F02AaMDMhJ— Dan Scanlon (@Dan Scanlon)1587772951.0
Many who worked with Rob shared their memories of him.
Only worked with #RobGibbs on one film but it was my first feature animation gig & a formative one. In an ocean of… https://t.co/v7pjD6N5Nh— Melanie Cordan (@Melanie Cordan)1587747432.0
The news of his death is utterly devastating...
Our hearts broke this morning when we learned of the sudden passing of #RobGibbs, co-director on our animated film… https://t.co/P1rU6Ylc01— MovieBrats Pictures (@MovieBrats Pictures)1587775028.0
Thoughts are with his friends and family at this difficult time.
RIP to the super talented Rob Gibbs. Rob was a Pixar writer, animator and story artist. He will be missed— Dan Brown (@Dan Brown)1587772584.0
His cause of death is not yet known.
R.I.P. Rob Gibbs. Thanks for all your work and love— The NoodleDoe🍜🦌 (@The NoodleDoe🍜🦌)1587776549.0