Yoram Gross passed away

Internationally acclaimed animation director and producer passed away in Sydney, Australia, on September 21st at the age of 88.

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Yoram Gross was born in 1926 in Cracow in a family of Polish Jews and endured WW II in Nazi occupied Poland.

After the war he studied music and musicology at Jagiellonian Unversity in Cracow and as early as in 1947 bonded himself with movie industry. Emigrated from Poland in 1950 and moved to Israel, where he quickly gained reputation as an independent movie director and producer.

His first full-length feature, Joseph the Dreamer (1961), was awarded special prizes at many international film festivals. 

In 1968 Yoram Gross moved with his family to Sydney. In Australia he established Yoram Gross Film Studio, which was responsible for production of his best and critically acclaimed films, animations and series: Dot and the Kangaroo and Blinky Bill

For his contribution to the development of Australian film industry he received Order of Australia. In 2011 Yoram Gross was also honoured with Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland as well as Silver Medal for Merit to Culture Gloria Artis.

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