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Technologist David Inglish has been voted the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Inglish began his career in the ’60s at Walt Disney Imagineering. In 1985 he served as project manager for Disney’s Computerized Animation Production System (CAPS), and in 1987 he produced Disney’s first all-computer-animated short film, “Oilspot and Lipstick.” CAPS received a Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy in 1991.
Inglish’s feature credits include “Tron,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King,” “Aladdin” and “Pocahontas.” During his nearly 30 years at Disney, he held a variety of positions with responsibility for technical facilities and operations.
In 1996, Inglish moved to Universal Studios, where he is now the director of audio and video technology.
“For decades, Dave has conceived, designed and implemented an amazing array of technology-based projects,” Academy president Sid Ganis said. “His commitment and expertise are truly admirable as is his unfailing dedication to the Academy.”
Inglish has been an Academy member since 1992 and has served in the visual effects branch since its inception. He is also a longtime member of the Scientific and Technical Awards Committee. In 2003, he became a founding member of the Academy’s Science and Technology Council.
Named in honor of the late director of special projects at Warner Hollywood Studios, the John A. Bonner Medal is awarded for “outstanding service and dedication in upholding the high standards” of the Academy.
The medallion will be presented at the Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards dinner Feb. 9 at the Beverly Wilshire.
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