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As it gears up to take up some of the slack from the recently shuttered Walt Disney Animation Japan, DisneyToon Studios has announced the promotion of four key players at its Los Angeles facility. Ellen Gurney has been named Sr. VP of creative affairs, Karen Malach is elevated to the [...]
Animation Magazine extends our best wishes to animation legend Ollie Johnston on his 91 birthday. One of Disney’s elite "9 Old Men," Johnston and long-time collaborator Frank Thomas were creative driving forces behind such enduring Disney classics as Bambi, Pinocchio, Lady and the Tramp and The Jungle Book. Johnson was [...]
Linda Simensky is set to leave her post as Sr. VP of original animation at Cartoon Network and assume the role of Sr. director of children’s programming for PBS. She has made the move from Los Angeles to Alexandria, Virginia and will begin her new job on November 3, reporting [...]
Visual Effects Society (VES) founding exec. director Tom Atkin will step down when his contract expires at the end of July 2004. Atkin has seen the organization grow exponentially since its founding in 1993 and plans to pursue other ventures as an entrepreneur. "I have been so honored to be [...]
A new U.S. postage stamp features the image of beloved children’s author Theodor Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss). According to the Associated Press, Geisel’s widow introduced the stamp Monday during a ceremony at the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden in Springfield Massachussetts, home of the late creator of such timeless [...]
Theresa Plummer-Andrews, one of the most respected development execs in television animation, announced today that she is retiring from her post as head of acquisitions for CBBC. Stepping into her famous shoes will be Create TV & Film co-founder, Michael Carrington, also a former BBC exec. Says Carrington, "This is [...]
Don Levy has been assigned to the post of Sr. VP of marketing and communications at Sony Pictures Digital (SPD). Prior to joining Sony, he worked as a freelance production publicist for such EFX-driven films as The Lost World: Jurassic Park, The Flintstones, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Witches [...]
For this installment of Animated People, we decided to take a journey into the 24th 1/2 Century with Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone, supervising producers/directors of the new Duck Dodgers series, which premiered August 23 on Cartoon Network. Spike Brandt 1. I realized I wanted to be a professional animator [...]
Mel Alcock is the new executive director of commercial sales at Fox Kids Europe (www.foxkidseurope.com), where he will be in charge of advertising sales and sponsorship revenue for all Fox Kids channels and online & interactive operations throughout Europe and the Middle East. Alcock retains his position as group commercial [...]
Prominent European animation producer/director John Cary has joined Toonz Animation India and its U.S. branch, Toonz USA, as director of European Marketing. With thirty years of media experience behind him, Cary has pioneered such projects as the Hanna Barbera series The Addams Family and The Return of the Pink Panther, [...]