Genius Brands Appoints Jason Brumbaugh VP Digital

Genius Brands International has appointed former Disney Interactive Media Group producer Jason Bumbaugh to the newly created position of Vice President of Digital. He will report to ... Continue Reading →

Nickelodeon Launching Standalone Sub Service

Nickelodeon plans to follow the example of HBO by launching a direct-to-consumer, standalone subscription service this February. The decision was revealed during a call between parent ... Continue Reading →

Director and Studio Co-Founder Phil Robinson Dies

Award-winning director Phil Robinson, co-founder and creative director at San Francisco’s Special Agent Productions, has died. Animation Magazine was informed of his passing by producer ... Continue Reading →

‘World of Tomorrow’ Snags Sundance Grand Jury Prize

The Sundance Film Festival has awarded this year’s Short Film Grand Jury Prize to indie animator Don Hertzfeldt’s World of Tomorrow. The short made its premiere during the festival’s ... Continue Reading →

PGS Seals Asia Deals for ‘Jungle Bunch’

International brand manager PGS has secured media licensing deals in key Asian territories for The Jungle Bunch to the Rescue!, from TAT Productions and Master Films. New signees include ... Continue Reading →

Emma Watson Starring in ‘Beauty and the Beast’

24-year-old British actress Emma Watson has been cast as leading lady Belle in Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, which is set to begin production later ... Continue Reading →

NFB French Animation Founder René Jodoin Dies

The National Film Board of Canada has notified the film community of the death of director-producer René Jodoin. The Quebec native passed away January 22, 2015 at the age of 94. Jodoin ... Continue Reading →

Framestore Ups Grant Walker to Senior CG AD

Effects house Framestore has promoted Grant Walker to the post of Senior CG Art Director just in time for his five-year anniversary with the studio. He will be charged with leading ... Continue Reading →

PBS KIDS Launches YouTube Channel

PBS KIDS has accomplished the launch of its own officially branded YouTube channel, The channel will be geared towards kids aged 2-8 and their parents. The pubcaster ... Continue Reading →
Mark Nicholls

Mark Nicholls to Head Toonz Auckland Shop

Toonz Entertainment is building on its the reach of its India-based Toonz Animation flagship studio by setting up a dedicated subsidiary office in Auckland, New Zealand. Newly appointed ... Continue Reading →