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Director, Storyboard Artist, Writer and Animator Tuck Tucker Dies at 59 | Animation Magazine
We are miserable to report the death of veteran illustrator, essayist, storyboard craftsman, chief, and musician ‘Fold’ Tucker at age 59 on Dec. 22nd.  Born in Lynchburg, Virginia, Tucker went gaga for kid’s shows and the universe of movement at an early age. His first occupation out of school was breakdown craftsman on Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night (1987), which prompted work on the BraveStarr arrangement and Disney’s element The Little Mermaid. In the mid-1990s, he filled in as a design craftsman on Rugrats, The Ren and Stimpy Show, and The Simpsons. He before long turned into a storyboard craftsman and chief on the enlivened arrangement, for example, Hey Arnold!, Aaahh! Genuine Monsters and Duckman.
Among the numerous other well known enlivened shows and films, Tucker dealt with was SpongeBob SquarePants, The Fairly OddParents, Oh Yeah! Cartoons (“Planet Kate/Fat Head”),  The Mighty B!, Camp Lazlo, too as The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. (Exhaust’s little girl is one of the children’s voices heard in the SpongeBob SquarePants theme melody.) He additionally won the 38th Annual Annie Award in 2011 for Best Music in a Television Production (alongside Jeremy Wakefield, Sage Guyton, and Nick Carr.) for his work on SpongeBob.
His coordinating credits incorporated The Fairly OddParents, Drawn Together, Hey Arnold!, Party Wagon, and Hey Arnold! The Movie. His latest credits were as sheet clock on Clarence and as storyboard revisionist on 2021’s impending Bob’s Burger: The Movie. Exhaust additionally instructed realistic and activity plan at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. (Exhaust additionally passed by a few pseudonyms, including Bily Tucker, Bill Tucker, William Tucker, Billy Bob Tucker, and William ‘Fold’ Tucker.)
On Thursday (Dec. 24), Hey Arnold! Maker Craig Bartlett honored the late craftsman on Facebook: “An incredible companion, an expert designer, a vigorous functional joker, a splendid narrator, the first I connected with when I started Hey Arnold! since he was the best board fellow I had ever met. I’ll generally recall him at his planning phase, arms darkened to the elbows with graphite, eraser shavings all over, rejuvenating my characters. An incredible hard working attitude, energetically into it. I’m so fortunate I had the chance to work with him for such countless years. He gave constantly. I miss him as of now, my heart is broken. Rest in force, Tuck Tucker.”
Previous SpongeBob storyboard craftsman Nick Lauer expressed: “The previous evening I discovered my coach from school, Tuck Tucker, died. He was a superb man with an incredible comical inclination. I gained such a great amount from him. You may know him from Spongebob and Hey Arnold (he was a central motivation behind why Helga ended up being a particularly incredible character). I would not be the place where I am today without his direction. I can’t get over the way that I won’t have the option to talk on the telephone with him once more. Remember to tell the notable individuals in your day to day existence the amount they intend to you. One day it very well might be past the point of no return. A debt of gratitude is in order for everything, Tuck.”

You can listen to a wonderful interview with Tucker here.

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