Pulled from IMDB.com news.Joe Grant died on May 6th.Legendary Animation Figure Joe Grant Dead at 96
Veteran animation designer Joe Grant, who designed the queen/witch in Disney's first animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and went on to co-write Dumbo, envision Lady and the Tramp and in recent years design characters for Aladdin, Pocahontas, The Lion King, and Mulan, died on May 6th in Glendale, CA after suffering a heart attack, Disney announced Monday. He was nine days short of his 97th birthday and had been active until the very end, going to work at Walt Disney Feature Animation the day before he died, according to the studio. In John Canemaker's Before the Animation Begins; The Art and Lives of Disney Inspirational Sketch Artists, Grant was quoted as saying: "The challenge out there now is to fuse ideas and technology and make them work together. Technology is running ahead of us right now. We've got to catch up with it with some good ideas. The only thing the computer can't do for us is [tell a] good story, fortunately."