Rob Gibbs Wiki – Rob Gibbs Biography
Rob Gibbs is a story artist for Pixar. He is also the father of actress Mary Gibbs, who voiced Boo in Monsters, Inc.. He directed the Cars Toons: Mater’s Tall Tales episodes Moon Mater and Air Mater. He was also one of the writers of Air Mater.
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Rob Gibbs Age
Rob was 55 years old. He was born on 1964/1965 -and died on April 24, 2020.
Rob Gibbs Family
Rob Gibbs was the father of child actress Mary Gibbs who is best known for voicing Boo in Monsters, Inc.
He was brother to Richard “Ribbs” Gibbs who is an American film composer and music producer. His credits being among films like Dr. Dolittle, Big Momma’s House, Queen of the Damned.
Rob Gibbs Education
Gibbs was born in Escondido, California. He was interested and inspired by cartoons and animation as a child. The likes of Looney Tunes and Popeye. He grew up drawing a lot and was an artist in high school. He went to Palomar College for two years then transferred to CalArts to study character animation.
Rob Gibbs Career
Gibbs worked in the Animation Industry for 22 years among other major projects. He started his 22-year career in film with Disney. He started with writing and story elements in movies like Pocahontas and Fantasia 2000. After Disney, he moved to Pixar and worked as a story artist on many high-profile animated movies such as Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc., Finding Memo, and Up, among others.
Rob also worked as a director for Tokyo Mater, a Cars tie-in short, and episodes on TV shows like Mater’s Tall Tales and Tales From Radiator Springs.
At the time of his death, Gibbs was working on some projects. He was working for Disney+ on a Monsters Inc. spinoff called Monsters at Work which will feature the voices of the original cast.
He was also working on an animated movie called Hump.The producers at MovieBrats Pictures, who worked with Gibbs on this movie, posted a tribute to the artist on April 24:
Our hearts broke this morning when we learned of the sudden passing of #RobGibbs, co-director on our animated film HUMP. We’ve not only lost a creative partner, but also a wonderful human being and great collaborator. You’ll be missed Rob ♥️ pic.twitter.com/MJqAOJgUIT
— MovieBrats Pictures (@moviebrats_pics) April 25, 2020
He also helped launch his then-infant daughter, Mary Gibbs, to cartoon stardom when she was tapped to voice the character of Boo in Monsters, Inc. She went on to voice the character in several franchise video games.
Rob Gibbs Death
The longtime director, writer, and story artist for Pixar died at the age of 55. The cause of death was not confirmed. Gibbs contributed to many well-known and successful Pixar films such as Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, and others.
Rob Gibbs is survived by his daughter Mary Gibbs, who voiced Boo in Monsters, Inc.
On hearing the news of his death, several former colleagues and friends posted their condolences and tributes to the artist.
Heartbroken over the loss of Rob Gibbs. If you or your kids have seen any Pixar CarsToons shorts, Rob directed most of ’em. His daughter was the voice of Boo in Monsters, Inc. He was such a positive, hilarious, and heartfelt guy, who cared a lot for his crew. Will miss him. pic.twitter.com/EefgQrHNRr
— Daniel Chong (@threebarebears) April 24, 2020
I am shocked and saddened to hear of Rob Gibbs passing. I spoke to him only a couple of weeks ago as he was as always coming up with brilliant ideas. Rob was always the funny guy and a person who you could just have a normal conversation with then pick it up years later. RIP Rob pic.twitter.com/tLLv7utr4y
— andrew gordon (@splinedoctor) April 25, 2020
Rob Gibbs was the 1st person to befriend me when I came to Pixar. He always made sure that no one felt left out. He made sure that everyone was invited to the party. He was a great artist, a loving parent, a dedicated teacher & a thoughtful, reliable, joyful friend. I miss u Rob. pic.twitter.com/18ULh3XI0g
— Dan Scanlon (@MrDanScanlon) April 25, 2020