Digital media pioneer Bob Lambert dies at 55
For 25 years, Lambert worked at the Walt Disney Company, playing a big role in creating animated films and moving the company toward the digital age, particularly in his work as founder and chairman of DCI LLC, a six-studio consortium that moved movie theaters away from using film projectors in favor of digital projection.
Motion Picture Association of America CEO Chris Dodd says in a statement, "I am deeply saddened by the passing of Bob Lambert. A pioneer for both the creative and tech communities, Bob led us into the transition from celluloid film to digital, and forever improved the quality of our films and our movie-watching experience."
The family has asked that in lieu of memorials or flowers, contributions in Lambert's name be made to the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.