Animator Eric Fredrickson (1962-2016) – Animation Scoop

Animator Eric Fredrickson (1962-2016)

Sad news has reached us via colleague Kara Vallow – animator Eric Fredrickson, age 54, passed away suddenly at his home in Los Angeles, California on the weekend of November 27th, 2016.

Born May 22, 1962, the Canadian born thoroughly enjoyed a lengthy career in animation. Eric worked as a storyboard artist on many TV shows and movies including Teddy Ruxpin, James Bond Jr., and Family Guy. A legend in his field, he spent the last 12 years bringing humor and life to all the characters he boarded on the animated series, American Dad. He loved his trips to Canada to be with his family and could always be found with a book in his hand and a story to tell. He was a member of Faith Center Church in Glendale, California.

Eric is survived by his parents, Rosamond and John Fredrickson, and his siblings, Lisanne Evelyn and Lars Fredrickson. He will be deeply missed by his co-workers, friends, and family.


As storyboard artist, Eric is credited on:

C.O.P.S. (1989)
Doug (1993)
Adventures In Odyssey (1994)
Life With Louis (1997)
American Dad (2014)

Further credits for Eric, as animator, include:

Dennis The Menace (1988)
The Racoons (1991)
Rupert (1992)

Jerry Beck

Jerry Beck

Writer, cartoon producer and author of more than 15 books on animation history. A former studio exec with Nickelodeon and Disney; currently on the faculty at both CalArts in Valencia and Woodbury University in Burbank.
Jerry Beck
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  • Snopes Shop

    A huge talent and a huge loss for the community,