VFX model-making pioneer Grant McCune dies

Grant McCune, a pioneer in model-making for visual effects who won an Oscar for his work on the original Star Wars, has died at the age of 67. McCune crafted models for many of the ... Continue Reading →

Nick Names Three to Diverse Writing Fellowship

Nickelodeon has chosen three writers to join its 11th annual fellowship for diverse writers. The program offers participants hands-on writing experience on the channel’s live-action ... Continue Reading →

Animated People: ‘Dragon’s’ Dean DeBlois Talks Globes Nomination

Director Dean DeBlois on How to Train Your Dragon’s Golden Globe nomination, the animation world and award season madness Animation Magazine: Congrats on your movie’s Golden Globe ... Continue Reading →

Nick Animation Promotes Buteyn, Hoff, Stiff

Nickelodeon had made some personnel changes at its animation studio, naming Dina Buteyn VP of animation production, Dean Hoff VP of CG production and Jason Stiff VP of post production. Full ... Continue Reading →

Goodman Moves from ‘Family Guy’ to ‘Allen Gregory’

David Goodman, an executive producer on the hit Fox animated series Family Guy, is moving over to be showrunner and executive producer on Allen Gregory, a new animated sitcom for the ... Continue Reading →

Animated People: Peter Chung

Animated People: Peter Chung Director, Cartoon Network’s Firebreather This Wednesday (Nov. 24), Cartoon Network will debut its first CG-animated movie,  Firebreather, which is directed ... Continue Reading →

Oktobor Animation Opens in Auckland

Oktober Animation, a new studio created and launched by Omnilab Media, Oktober and Backyard Animated Pictures, has opened its doors in Auckland, New Zealand. The new studio is a large ... Continue Reading →

Animated People: Leslie Iwerks

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away … visual effects were really cheesy and dull. That is, until George Lucas came along and created a group of experts known as Industrial ... Continue Reading →

TAG Members Re-Elect Hulett, Incumbents

Members of The Animation Guild have re-elected Steve Hulett to an eighth term as business representative for the union, while Bob Foster was elected president without opposition, replacing ... Continue Reading →

Simmons Named Partner in Atomic Cartoons

Rob Simmons, a veteran animation industry finance executive, has been named partner at Vancouver-based Atomic Cartoons Inc. Simmons, who has written and executed many co-production ... Continue Reading →