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Tyrus Wong (1910–2016)

Tyrus Wong was born on October 25, 1910 in Taishan, Guangdong Province, China as Wong Gen Yeo. He is known for his work on Tyrus (2015), Bambi (1942) and How to Live Forever (2009). He was married to Ruth Ng Kim. He died on December 30, 2016 in Sunland, California, USA. See full bio »

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Tyrus Actor
Bambi Art Department
How to Live Forever
Around the World in Eighty Days


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 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days (assistant art director - uncredited)
 1942 Bambi (conceptual designer - uncredited)
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 1942 Bambi (backgrounds)
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 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days (technical advisor - uncredited)
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 2015 Tyrus (Documentary)
 2011 Angel Island Profiles: Tyrus Wong (Documentary short)
 2010 When the World Breaks (Documentary)
 2009 How to Live Forever (Documentary)
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 2017 CBS News Sunday Morning (TV Series)
- Episode dated 8 January 2017 (2017) ... Himself

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He was a Chinese born artist who specialized in painting landscapes. While out of work in the United States, his wife urged to apply for a job at the Walt Disney Studios where his art background would be an asset. He was immediately hired on as an inbetweener in the Animation Department.

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