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Allen Austin Wade

Allen Austin Wade, 68, retired animator who began his career with Walt Disney Studios, died Aug. 14 in Burbank of respiratory failure.

Born in Arkansas City, Kan., Wade was hired in 1944 by Disney to work in the Donald Duck unit. His first assignment in feature films was Disney’s “Song of the South.”

After four years in the Air Force, Wade made the tour of most of the major studios as a cartoonist, including Warner Bros., Hanna-Barbera, Filmation and UPA, where he worked on the “Mr. Magoo” series for more than five years.

Survived by a nephew.

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