Rolly Crump Passed Away At The Age Of 93

Rolly Crump

Rolly Crump, a veteran artist, and creator died on March 12 at the age of 92. At the time of his passing, he was living in Carlsbad, California, with his wife Marie Tocci. The news was announced on the official Facebook page of his biography, It’s Kind of an Adorable Tale, where a photo of his birthdate and the date of his death was shared. The ad referred to him as an “absolutely one-of-a-kind person” whose “whimsical” work was well-known around the globe. It was stated:

“Whether it was his numerous efforts to Walt Disney films and amusement parks, his work for various pop culture icons (such as Ernie Ball and Jacques Cousteau), or his personal artwork, Rolly’s amazing style was immediately familiar to many.”

The article stated that Rolly Crump worked for The Walt Disney Corporation for a long period and added to exhibits such as The Enchanted Tiki Room, The Haunted Mansion, It’s A Small World and others. He also worked for Knott’e Berry Farm, Busch Gardens, the Prince of Oman, and others, according to the ad. The article ended with the following:

“Rolly and his family would like to appreciate the supporters for their years of support. His entire life was filled with one “kind of a charming tale after another,” and he will be recalled fondly.”

Rolly Crump was well-known for his work with Walt Disney Productions.

Rolly Crump, who was born on February 27, 1930, began sketching when he was three years old. Candice Elizabeth Ivie, the assistant of the film company 20th Century Fox, reared him. His grandma also studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. Crump was a huge admirer of Disney’s Silly Symphony animations as a kid, as well as other films. Rolly Crump married Leona Deiman in 1949 and the couple had three children before entering The Walt Disney Corporation in 1952. While his wages as an artist were insufficient to meet his living costs, he spent the majority of his time sketching.

Rolly Crump

The dead worked as an associate artist on Disney films such as Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty, and 101 Dalmatians. He also worked as an artist for Disneyland’s various attractions and created many banners during the 1960s. He also created the 1964 New York World’s Fair for Disney, as well as the moving clock at the entryway to It’s a Small World. Crump quickly left Disney to work on initiatives such as Busch Gardens, the ABC Wildlife Preserve in Maryland, and Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus World.

Rolly Crump

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, he worked for Disney alongside other initiatives before resigning in 1996. It’s Kind of an Adorable Tale, Rolly Crump’s book, was released in 2012. Crump is survived by his wife, Marie Tocci, as well as his three daughters, Christopher, Roxana, and Theresa.