It is with solemn regret, that we annouce the death of
Bob Lambert. Bob Lambert was the pioneering force behind Disney’s transition from hand-drawn cel animation to CGI. He intitated the deal with Pixar and for his efforts earned Disney the Academy Award for Scientific & Technical Achievement. He was a twenty-five year veteran of Disney, working in many aspects of the company. He was also a founding member of Digital Cinema Initatives, a group dedicated to preserving film digitally. He died at age fifty-five in his Glendale, CA home due to unknown conditions.