Roobarb animator dies

Bob Godfrey, the animator of cartoons Roobarb and Custard and Henry's Cat has died aged 91, his family has confirmed.

Animators pay tribute to Bob Godfrey

Several animators and illustrators have taken to Twitter to share memories and pay respect to Bob Godfrey.

Will Brenton, the creator of the Tweenies also commented on the death of the voice of Roobarb, Richard Briers:


Bob Godfrey has died, aged 91. Strange that the creator and voice of Roobarb leave us in the same week.....

Read: Actor Richard Briers dies.

Illustrator and animator An Vrombaut also paid tribute to Godfrey:


Very sad to hear that Bob Godfrey, animation legend and all round lovely person, has passed away.

Joanna Quinn is an animator and has shared a drawing of Bob Godfrey:


So sad to hear about the death of great Bob Godfrey.He was so full of life.Here is a drawing I did of him ages ago


Roobarb and Custard animator Bob Godfrey dies

The BBC has said that animator Bob Godfrey whose career spanned 50 years and included cartoons Roobarb and Custard and Henry the Cat, has died aged 91.

Godfrey won an Oscar for his short film Great, a biography of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, but was best known for his TV work.

His death follows the death of actor Richard Briers, known for his role Roobarb and Custard, who died at the age of 79 earlier this week.

Watch a clip of Godfrey's other famous cartoon, Henry's Cat