Paul Berry (animator)
Paul Thomas Berry (13 March 1961 – 26 June 2001) was a stop-motion animator who first worked on Cosgrove Hall's Wind In The Willows before directing the 1991 Oscar-nominated short horror stop-motion animation film The Sandman. In 1992 the film was awarded the Craft Prize for Best Animation at Ottawa International Animation Festival.
Other projects Paul Berry worked on included The Nightmare Before Christmas (animator), James and the Giant Peach (animation supervisor), Monkeybone (supervising animator) and the music video for Primus' cover of The Devil Went Down to Georgia.
On June 26, 2001 Berry died due to a brain tumor. He had stayed strong for several months prior to his death. He was 40 years old.