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Vinnie Bell. 1931-2021. was an animator for Terrytoons and other animation studios



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Vinnie Bell was born on October 27th, 1931 in Rye, New York as Vincent L. Bell to Vincenzo Iacobelli and Mariee Iacobelli (Nee: DiDonato). Before getting into the animation industry, He served in the Korean War for a period of time. [1] and after the War was over, He later went over to Terrytoons in New Rochelle, New York. To apply for a Job. And it worked as he was hired around 1956/1957 as an Ink and Paint Artist. But later got promoted to Assistant Animator and after that, An Animator. He stayed until 1960-1962 in which he left Terry and worked for Pintoff Productions, Perpetual Motion Pictures, J.J. Sedelmaier Productions. John and Faith Hubley's Storyboard Inc. and more. But He retired around 2006/2007 after working for Saturday Night Live and The Best of T.V. Funhouse, [2]. On February 1st, 2021. He died in Port Chester, New York. With his brothers Michael, Anthony, and John passing before him. He is survived by Scott, Stephen, Lisa, and Leslie. Which were his children.

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