Disney Legend Tyrus Wong, whose art inspired the production of the classic film Bambi has passed away at age 106.
Tyrus was born in China and arrived in California at age 9. He found his way to Pasadena where his aptitude for art was noted. Upon graduating from art school, he took jobs in Hollywood, first at Warner Brothers then at Disney, where he led the Bambi design team. His work with Disney had a lasting effect and is still highly regarded. He was named a Disney Legend in 2001.