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The animator behind the iconic opening credits to 1978 film Grease has died aged 93.

John David Wilson, who also worked on Lady and the Tramp, Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck died in a Blackpool nursing home according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The pioneering animation producer and director was schooled in the art of animation by Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs director David Hand.

David Wilson

David Wilson

Born in Wimbledon on 7 August 1919, Wilson joined the London Rifle Brigade aged 20. Two years later he lost a leg in a bombing campaign in Africa and while convalescing in a Cairo hospital passed the time by drawing cartoons.