Legendary Portland Animator Will Vinton Has Died
Vinton was born in McMinnville in 1947. He began creating films in Portland in the 70s. Within the decade, Vinton put Portland on the map as a hotspot for innovative animation and established his place in animation history. Vinton’s 1974 short Closed Mondays, which he co-created with Bob Gardiner, was the first Portland made film to win an Oscar.