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Animator Larriva dies

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Feb 25, 2010 | 5:15am EST

Larriva passed away on 19 February (10) in Irvine, California. He was 94.

Born in El Paso, Texas, Larriva began his animation career working on the 1939 Warner Bros. film Dog Gone Modern before landing jobs on cartoons including Robin Hoodlum, Gerald McBoing Boing and Fangface.

He later worked as a director for small screen cartoons, helming Alvin and the Chipmunks and The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show.

Larriva is also noted for directing the animation for the opening credits of the Twilight Zone in 1959-1960.

He is survived by a son, three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter, reports Variety.com.

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