"BURBANK, Calif., May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Joe Grant, a trusted member of Walt Disney's inner circle, one of the most extraordinary artists and storymen to ever work at The Walt Disney Studios, and the man who designed the Queen/Witch character in "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," served as co-story director on "Fantasia," co-wrote "Dumbo," and conceived "Lady and the Tramp," passed away on Friday May 6th at his home in Glendale, California. He was 96 years old."
I just read about it today and have yet to see anything about him via blogs, but this guy diserves props, his evil Queen from Snow White was a bitter bitch and we loved it. Dumbo still makes cry. Fantasia still feels like an mushroom trip and who didn't love Lady and the Tramp?