, an animation producer in film and television for 25 years, died Monday at his home in Los Angeles, after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 52.
Khait began his career in 1989 at Amblin Entertainment
, and eventually worked at many of the industry’s top animation studios, mentoring many others along the way. Until recently, he had been in Paris working as a co-producer on Illumination Entertainment’s upcoming animated feature “Sing
” for Universal Pictures
. Additional credits include co-producer on the Touchstone/Rocket Pictures 2011 animated musical comedy “Gnomeo & Juliet”; story department co-producer on “The Lego Movie
”; producer on “Everyone’s Hero” from Idt Entertainment/Starz Animation; producer on Disney’s “Leroy and Stitch”; and associate producer on Walt Disney Studios
’ “Brother Bear
,” a 2004 Academy Award nominee for best animated feature.
Khait was production manager on Disney’s “Atlantis, the Lost Empire,” Warner Bros.
’ “Quest for Camelot
” and Paramount’s “Bebe’s Kids.