Tyrus Wong, whose drawings provided the basis for Disney’s classic animated movie "Bambi" from 1942, has died. He was 106 years old, reports Variety.
His relatives announced his death via Facebook.
Wong was born in China and moved to the united states at the age of nine. He went to art school and worked as a cartoonist in Hollywood. Then he heard about Walt Disney’s plans for "Bambi", he made a few drawings of deer. The sketches are so impressed at Walt Disney that he used them as the inspiration for the film.
Tyrus Wong also worked with a number of other animated movies. His work is displayed including the Walt Disney Family Museum, and in 2001 he got the honorary title of Disney legend.