Rainmaker Signs Tang to Animation Development Deal

Wilson Tang has signed a first-look production deal with Rainmaker Entertainment to develop and direct animated digital features and content. Tang’s movie credits include concept ... Continue Reading →

CN Taps O’Neill as Scheduling Executive

Cartoon Network has tapped former Disney executive Rob O’Neill for the new position of VP program scheduling. O’Neill will supervise day-to-day on-air program scheduling ... Continue Reading →

The Voice of Cleveland (Jr.): Kevin Michael Richardson Speaks

Kevin Michael Richardson has, like many successful voice actors, a lot of voices inside of him. Getting his start in the early 1990s, he’s played dozens of voice roles for animation ... Continue Reading →

Pelswick Creator John Callahan Dies at 59

Acclaimed cartoonist and creator of Nelvana/Nickelodeon’s animated series Pelswick John Callahan died last past Saturday (July 24). Callahan was confined to a wheelchair after ... Continue Reading →

Framestore’s Spruce Promoted to Head of Animation

U.K. vfx house Framestore has upped Kevin Spruce to head of animation, vfx. Spruce, who has been with the company since 2000 has overseen many of the company’s high-profile projects ... Continue Reading →

VFX Veteran Hollander Returns to Rhythm & Hues

Richard Hollander has decided to leave his post at Pixar and return to Rhythm & Hues, where he will be a senior visual effect supervisor for its effects and animation projects, ... Continue Reading →

Speed Racer Dub Actor Fernandez Dies

Peter Fernandez, a driving force behind the American success of the anime series iSpeed Racer in the late 1960s, died last week from cancer at his home in Pomona, N.Y. He was 83. Fernandez ... Continue Reading →

Adult Swim Promote Digital Exec Jeff Olsen

Turner has promoted Jeff Olsen, co-creator of the animated series Stroker & Hoop, to the post of VP of Adult Swim Digital and Games. Olsen will take on responsibilities for Adult ... Continue Reading →

Technicolor Promotes India Animation Exec Ghose

The general manager of the Technicolor India animation studio has been named Country Head for all of Technicolor. Biren Ghose will retain his duties as general manager of Technicolor ... Continue Reading →

Leukemia Claims Features Animator Romanillos

Prescillano Romanillos, an animator whose worked on Disney and DreamWorks features from The Little Mermaid through Shrek Forever After, died Saturday from leukemia. He was 47. Romanillos ... Continue Reading →