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'Roobarb' and 'Henry's Cat' animator Bob Godfrey dies, aged 91

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Animator Bob Godfrey has died at the age of 91.

His family confirmed the news of his passing today (February 22).

Animator Bob Godfrey

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Animator Bob Godfrey



Godfrey was best known for drawing Roobarb and Henry's Cat, but also won an Academy Award for 1975 short film Great.

The film won a BAFTA too, and Godfrey won another British Academy prize for his cartoon Henry 9 To 5. He was also awarded an MBE in 1986.

Roobarb, which was created by Grange Calveley, was narrated by actor Richard Briers, who died earlier this week at the age of 79.

Co-Owner and Creative Director of Aardman Animations Peter Lord wrote on Twitter: "Ah! Dear old Bob Godfrey is no more.

"A great influence and inspiration to me and my generation of animators. Also a lovely bloke."

Watch the first episode of Henry's Cat below:

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