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Overview (3)

Born in McMinnville, Oregon, USA
Died in Portland, Oregon, USA  (multiple myeloma)
Birth NameWilliam Gale Vinton

Mini Bio (1)

Will Vinton was born on November 17, 1947 in McMinnville, Oregon, USA as William Gale Vinton. He was a producer and director, known for Claymation Easter (1992), Martin the Cobbler (1977) and Moonwalker (1988). He was married to Gillian Allred and Susan Shadburne. He died on October 4, 2018 in Portland, Oregon.

Spouse (2)

Susan Shadburne (? - ?) ( divorced) ( 3 children)
Gillian Allred (? - 4 October 2018) ( his death)

Trade Mark (1)

Distinctive mustache

Trivia (4)

Award-winning co-director of "Closed Mondays", the first Claymation (tm) film.
Was associated with the Cineplay Interactive, Inc. company in the early nineties. Cineplay Interactive was formed by former employees of Cinemaware and Will Vinton Studios. Their first title (Free DC!) did so poorly that the studio never released any other titles and closed in obscurity.
Freewill Entertainment (new company), Portland, Oregon, USA [February 2004]
He was a Claymation artist who coined the term. His studio created numerous Claymation characters for ads, most notably the California Raisins, which gained fame in an ad set to the Motown hit "I Heard It Through the Grapevine".

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