Bud Luckey

Bud Luckey
William Luckey

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DiedFebruary 24, 2018(2018-02-24) (aged 83)
EducationChouinard Art Institute
Alma materUniversity of Southern California
OccupationAnimator, designer, artist, animation director, actor
Years active1961–2014
ChildrenAndy Luckey
AwardsAnnie Award (2004), Clio Award (1966)
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William "Bud" Luckey (July 28, 1934 – February 24, 2018) was an American cartoonist, animator, singer, musician, composer, and actor who is known for designing some of the Disney-Pixar characters such as in Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., Ratatouille, Toy Story 2, and in Toy Story 3. He won an Clio Award and an Annie Award in 2004.

Luckey was born on July 28, 1934 in Billings, Montana.[1] He studied at Chouinard Art Institute and at University of Southern California. He had a son, Andy. Luckey died after stroke in Newtown, Connecticut on February 24, 2018. He was 83 years old.[2]


  1. "Bud Luckey". Montana Kids. Montana Office of Tourism. Retrieved August 7, 2011.
  2. "Bud Luckey, Oscar-Nominated Animator Who Designed Woody for 'Toy Story,' Dies at 83". The Hollywood Reporter. February 25, 2018. Retrieved February 25, 2018.

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