Disney Animator Tyrus Wong 1910 - 2016

Suzanne Kai

December 30, 2016


 Los Angeles 

One of America's most celebrated Chinese American artists of the 20th century, Tyrus Wong has died at age 106. Despite his immense artistic talents and signficant contributions to Walt Disney's "Bambi," as well as other works such as “The Sands of Iwo Jima” (1949), “Rebel Without a Cause” (1955) and The Wild Bunch(1969), his life and career was largely unknown to the public until his 90s. 

"Tyrus" a feature documentary released in 2015 by filmmaker Pamela Tom is the first in-depth portrait of Tyrus Wong's life and career. Tom's documentary is currently screening at film festivals. For current screening information and broadcast dates go to:

For more about Tyrus Wong's life and career:

New York Times - Tyrus Wong, 'Bambi' Artist Thwarted by Racial Bias, Dies at 106

Los Angeles Times - Tyrus Wong, artist whose paintings inspired Disney's 'Bambi' and other films, dies at 106 - Walt Disney 'Bambi' artist dies at 106

Tyrus the Movie - on Facebook

Tyrus - the official trailer





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