Husband Law honors Willis Pyle, a respected friend and one of the greatest animators of all time. Willis, whose animated work is found in feature films such as Disney's Pinocchio, Bambi and Fantasia; and great UPA shorts such as Gerald McBoing-Boing, Robin Hoodlum, Punchy de Leon, The Magic Fluke and Mr. Magoo. Willis passed away in June at the age of 101. After long tours of duty with Disney and UPA he enjoyed a successful career, working on various projects including A Family Circus Christmas, This is America Charlie Brown and other Charlie Brown specials.
Paul Husband explains, "I was introduced to Willis years ago by Howell & Margo Wallace and Jim & Linda Dykeman. I had the pleasure of bringing him as my guest to ASIFA-Hollywood's Annie Awards several years ago when it was held at the Alex Theater in Glendale, where he enjoyed socializing with many of his old friends from the entertainment business.
Willis was a legendary talent and a great man of outstanding character who will be missed but never forgotten.