Pablo Ferro, the designer known for his unique, hand-drawn opening titles sequences in films across four decades, died November 16, THR reports.
He was 83.
Ferro was born in Cuban and immigrated to the U.S. in the 1950s. A self-taught animator, he was further mentored by Bill Tytla (1904-1968), the legendary animator associate with Disney classics like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).
While working at an ad firm, he created a series of comics with a co-worker — Stan Lee (1922-2018).
He went on to form Pablo Ferro Films in 1964, and would create classic opening titles sequences for such films as Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964).
Aside rom animation, he was known for a unique quick-cut style that was used in a myriad of films (his titles or montages appearing in a dozen Best Picture winners), including Midnight Cowboy (1969).
He is survived by two children, two grandchildren, four siblings and his ex-wife.
Some of Ferro's most familiar creations:
Amazing interview with Ferro here.