William "Bud" Luckey (born August 27, 1934) is an American cartoonist, animator, singer, musician, composer and voice actor. He is best known for his work at PIXAR as a character designer for Toy Story, Boundin', Toy Story 2, A Bug's Life, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, Cars, The Incredibles, Ratatouille and Toy Story 3. As a voice for animated characters Luckey is known as the voice of Rick Dicker in The Incredibles, Chuckles the Clown in Toy Story 3 and as the Winnie the Pooh character Eeyore.
Luckey is beloved by generations of Sesame Street viewers for over a dozen short animated films he made for that program—many of which were co-produced/created with his longtime friend and creative collaborator writer/lyricist Don Hadley (1936-2007).
At age 69, Luckey wrote, directed, composed and performed as the solo singer/narrator on the PIXAR 2004 Animated Short film Boundin' which won the Annie Award as well as an Academy Award (Oscar) nomination in the Best Animated Short Film category.
Luckey semi-retired from PIXAR in 2008 but continues to work with the studio from time to time and with the parent Disney organization—primarily as a performer of character voices.
Luckey is the father of animator/director/producer Andy Luckey who, in turn, is best known as a producer of the animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television series and the creator, writer and designer of the Spin & Sparkle children's book series. Following his retirement from PIXAR, Bud Luckey has served as an Advisor to Greater Family, LLC of which his son Andy Luckey is co-founder and President.
... Luckey has designed and illustrated more than 100 children's books containing his characters, recently including the Golden Book Mater and the Ghostlight featuring the Cars ... Luckey also featured in the film Winnie the Pooh as the voice of Eeyore ...
Famous quotes containing the words luckey and/or bud:
“For all the boundless universe
Is Lifethere are no dead!”
—John Luckey McCreery (18351906)
“The bud of the apple is desire, the down-falling gold,
The catbirds gobble in the morning half-awake
These are real only if I make them so. Whistle
For me, grow green for me and, as you whistle and grow green,
Intangible arrows quiver and stick in the skin
And I taste at the root of the tongue the unreal of what is real.”
—Wallace Stevens (18791955)