Burke was a 26-year veteran of the animation business, having labored on hand-drawn animation animated options for Don Bluth (Thumbelina, A Troll in Central Park), Richard Rich (The Swan Princess), Warner Bros. (Space Jam, The Iron Giant), and Dreamworks (The Road to El Dorado, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron).
In 2003, he moved north to Emeryville to to work at Pixar on The Incredibles, and had labored there ever since. His animation credit on the studio included Cars, Ratatouille, Wall-E, Up, Toy Story three, Cars 2, Monsters University, and most lately, Incredibles 2.
Other artists who knew Burke are expressing their condolences on Twitter:
Adam Burke was my mentor at my internship at Pixar- He was one of many kindest and giving individuals I met there* https://t.co/DDUW8ufgzq
— shiyoonk (@shiyoonk) October 9, 2018
It’s a darkish day at Pixar. We love you, Adam. https://t.co/zhnAiqCwAJ
— cat hicks (@cathicks) October 8, 2018
A sweetheart of a person at Pixar, remembered by Brad Bird.
God Speed, Adam Burke… https://t.co/gP3fl2azrN
— Jay Ward (@MisterJayWard) October 9, 2018
One of probably the most lovely human beings I got here throughout in my restricted time with Adam throughout my time at Pixar. Rest In Peace. https://t.co/gyS74rBjLS
— Dice Tsutsumi (@tonkohouse) October 9, 2018
Adam Burke was such a tremendous, superior man! He helped me lots. Many Pixar buddies and myself turned skilled animators due to Adam. I’ll miss you huge hat hero! https://t.co/dgI2XtJI17
— First Bloom (@wintersweetanim) October 9, 2018
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