It is with great sadness that we share with you the news of Ray Favata’s passing.
If you don’t know who Ray Favata is, you are very familiar with his work on the Great Space Coaster. Ray Favata and his animation company Ray Favata Productions were responsible for the opening animated sequence for the Great Space Coaster and the animated opening sequence for the Huggles.
Ray Favata, was a leading figure in animation from the 1950’s through the 1990’s. Although he never received the mainstream notoriety of some animators, he won a number of awards, including an Emmy for the opening animated sequence of The Great Space Coaster.
Ray’s artistic influence is still present to this day as a new generation of animation pay tribute to the artist and his work.