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China Daily | Updated:2017-01-03 07:53File photo of Tyrus Wong. [Photo/Xinhua]Legendary animation artist Tyrus Wong, whose sketches were used to create Disneys groundbreaking Bambi cartoon, has died at the age of 106, the company said.”Tyrus Wong had a gift for evoking incredible feeling in his art with simple, gestural composition,” said a statement released by the company, where he worked from 1938 to 1941 before going to nearby rival Warner Bros.Wong, who was born in Chinas Guangdong province in 1910, emigrated to the United States with his father, leaving behind his mother and sister, according to Disneys website.When Wong heard that Disney was in pre-production on the feature film Bambi, he painted several pictures of a deer in a forest.The pictures captured the attention of Walt Disney and became the template for the films visual style, according to the Disney website, which said Wongs work continues to influence film to this day, inspiring contemporary animators.WALT DISNEY STUDIOSBambiRelated StoriesMeet an original Bambi artist, 104PhotoUN voices concern over 116,000 people displaced from eastern Aleppo, SyriaTurkey to extend state of emergency for 3 more monthsThe world in photos: Dec 26 – Jan 1 128th Rose Parade held on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, CaliforniaIslamic State claims responsibility for Istanbul attackSyria ceasefire begins, but is shaky with early clashesMost Viewed in 24 HoursWeekly PhotoThe world in photos: Dec 26 – Jan 1NewsmakerObese fathers may also affect childrens developmentS Korea pushes for extradition of Choi Soon-sils daughterSpecialPresident Xi visits Latin AmericaPremier Li visits four Eurasian countriesReporters JournalMars could be getting closer and closer, if this science isn’t magicWith attention to details, New Years festivities taking shapeChina-JapanJapans defense white paper makes irresponsible accusations against ChinaChina-USBasketball game sparks China-US Tourism YearChina-EuropeGroundbreaking early photographs of Shanghai head for LondonChina-AfricaNew Zanzibar hospital funded by ChinaBACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELWATCHTHISSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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