Phyllis Craig

Phyllis Craig, the color design supervisor and internship coordinator for Film Roman whose career in animation spanned 45 years, died May 18 following surgery for a brain tumor. She was 68.

Craig, who studied at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, later relocated to California in 1952 and began her career at Disney as a painter on “Peter Pan.”

She later moved to the color key department for “Sleeping Beauty” and worked with the first Xerox camera for “101 Dalmatians.”

Craig also was a founding member and steering committee member of Women in Animation and an active member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

She is survived by her husband, John; two sons; and a daughter.

Family suggests contributions to the donor’s favorite charity.

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