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Animation Producer Igor Khait Dies at 52

30 March 2016 12:06 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Igor Khait, an animation producer in film and television for 25 years, died Monday at his home in Los Angeles, after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 52.

Khait began his career in 1989 at Amblin Entertainment, and eventually worked at many of the industry’s top animation studios, mentoring many others along the way. Until recently, he had been in Paris working as a co-producer on Illumination Entertainment’s upcoming animated feature “Sing” for Universal Pictures. Additional credits include co-producer on the Touchstone/Rocket Pictures 2011 animated musical comedy “Gnomeo & Juliet”; story department co-producer on “The Lego Movie”; producer on “Everyone’s Hero” from Idt Entertainment/Starz Animation; producer on Disney’s “Leroy and Stitch”; and associate producer on Walt Disney Studios’ “Brother Bear,” a 2004 Academy Award nominee for best animated feature.

Khait was production manager on Disney’s “Atlantis, the Lost Empire,” Warner Bros.’ “Quest for Camelot” and Paramount’s “Bebe’s Kids. »

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Animation Producer Igor Khait Dies at 52

30 March 2016 12:06 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Igor Khait, an animation producer in film and television for 25 years, died Monday at his home in Los Angeles, after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 52.

Khait began his career in 1989 at Amblin Entertainment, and eventually worked at many of the industry’s top animation studios, mentoring many others along the way. Until recently, he had been in Paris working as a co-producer on Illumination Entertainment’s upcoming animated feature “Sing” for Universal Pictures. Additional credits include co-producer on the Touchstone/Rocket Pictures 2011 animated musical comedy “Gnomeo & Juliet”; story department co-producer on “The Lego Movie”; producer on “Everyone’s Hero” from Idt Entertainment/Starz Animation; producer on Disney’s “Leroy and Stitch”; and associate producer on Walt Disney Studios’ “Brother Bear,” a 2004 Academy Award nominee for best animated feature.

Khait was production manager on Disney’s “Atlantis, the Lost Empire,” Warner Bros.’ “Quest for Camelot” and Paramount’s “Bebe’s Kids. »

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TMZ Live: Chris Rock & The Oscars: A Lot of Laughs... and A Lot of Controversy

29 February 2016 9:45 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

On Today's Show Leo DiCaprio's Wild Post-Oscar After-Party  Salma Hayek's Family Dog Tragically Killed The New Harry Potter Ride Has a Major Barf Problem Kesha Escapes All of the Dr. Luke Drama Skype Us Tmztvshow Tweet Us Tweet to @Tmzlive Read more »

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