Joe Lawandus

People on the Move: New Leadership at Disney TV Germany, LEGO, Universal CP

Thorsten Braun has been tapped to replace Lars Wagner as Vice President and General Manager for Disney Channel in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Braun will oversee all Disney TV ... Continue Reading →
Green Gold

Green Gold US Taps Pamela Hickey & Dennys McCoy to Head Story Dept.

Indian animation leader Green Gold has brought on board veteran kids’ toon writers Pamela Hickey and Dennys McCoy to run the story department of its US outpost. The dual appointments ... Continue Reading →
The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show

NBCU EVP Duccio Donati Takes on DreamWorks Channel

NBCUniversal has added the DreamWorks TV channel to the purview of Duccio Donati, whose title will now be Executive Vice President, Lifestyle and Kids. The branded channel has been ... Continue Reading →
Andrea Romano

Andrea Romano, Emmy-Winning VO Director, Announces Retirement

Andrea Romano, an acclaimed voiceover and casting director who has brought to life dozens of beloved animation projects over the past three decades, has announced her intention to retire ... Continue Reading →
Marty Sklar

Disney Legend, Imagineer Marty Sklar, Dies at 83

Martin A. “Marty” Sklar, a key creative force in Disney Parks who worked closely with Walt Disney, died at his home in the Hollywood Hills on Thursday at age 83. Sklar was named ... Continue Reading →
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Voice Actor & Annie Awards Founder June Foray Dies at 99

June Foray, known to generations of cartoon lovers for her iconic voice roles like Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Looney Tunes’ Granny, has died at age 99. The news was made public ... Continue Reading →
Beth Parker

Beth Parker of Disney TV EMEA Named Chair of Animated Women UK

Beth Parker, Senior Manager of Production for Disney Channels EMEA, has been named the next animation chair of Animated Women UK, a regional support and advocacy network for women working ... Continue Reading →
The Breadwinner

Nora Twomey’s ‘Breadwinner’ Premiering at TIFF

A first round of film programming picks for the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival was announced during a live-streamed press conference Tuesday, with Cartoon Saloon’s upcoming ... Continue Reading →
Kay Benbow

Kay Benbow Says Goodbye Amid BBC Children’s Overhaul

A major restructuring of the BBC’s Salford, UK-based children’s division will see CBeebies Controller Kay Benbow departing, along with several other senior staff. The revamp ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Supes Christian Cardona & Buddy Gheen Join Picture Shop

Burbank, CA visual post house Picture Shop is propping up its rapidly growing VFX department with the addition of award-winning team Christian Cardona and Buddy Gheen. Cardona joins ... Continue Reading →