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Animators stage online auction to benefit comatose son of fellow animator

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Animators from around Los Angeles and around the world have banded together to help pay the medical bills of one of their own.

When Matthew, the son of animator Tim Hodge, was involved in a car wreck this summer, his family says their insurance company denied coverage, so now they face huge medical bills as Matthew lies in a coma.

The "Help the Hodges" auction features items donated by more than a hundred animators and includes some very rare drawings from the private vaults of collectors, from Stan Lee's "Spiderman" art to pieces by some of Disney's "Nine Old Men."

KPCC's John Rabe talked with "Mulan" director Tony Bancroft, who helped organize the fundraiser.

Click on the link to the auction.