The Man Who Would Be Yoda!

Revenge of the Sith Animation Supervisor Jamy Wheless Frank Oz may be the voice of the little green guy from the planet Dagobah, but a good deal of Yoda’s performance in Star ... Continue Reading →

Cosgrove Hall Names Utley Managing Director

Prolific U.K. animation studio Cosgrove Hall Films has a new managing director in Anthony Utley, the former worldwide director of TV distribution for BBC Worldwide. Utley will officially ... Continue Reading →

Sony Animation Ups Hopper in Creative Affairs

Nate Hopper has been promoted to senior VP of creative affairs for Sony Pictures Animation. Hooper has served as VP of creative affairs since joining the studio’s toon division ... Continue Reading →

TV-Loonland Names New Chief Corporate Development Officer

Peter Urie has been appointed chief corporate development officer for TV-Loonland, a Germany-based independent production and distribution company with offices in the U.S., Europe and ... Continue Reading →

Flock Migrates to Exec VP role at THQ

THQ Inc. has appointed veteran video game industry exec Kelly Flock to the newly created position of exec VP of worldwide publishing. Reporting directly to THQ president and CEO Brian ... Continue Reading →

Pixar Story Man, Voice Killed

Pixar head of story Joe Ranft, who also lent his voice to such hits as Monsters, Inc, Finding Nemo and The Incredibles, was killed in an automobile accident Tuesday. The voice behind ... Continue Reading →

Hahn Named Nick’s Int’l Development VP

MTV Networks has appointed Nina Hahn to the newly created position of VP of international development for Nickelodeon. Based in London, she will report to Marjorie Cohn, exec VP of ... Continue Reading →

El Capitan Organist Honored

This might not be big news to animation fans everywhere, but Angelinos may be interested to know that Rob Richards, house organist at Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre, ... Continue Reading →

Vanguard President Braun Joins IDT

Continuing its recruiting spree, IDT Ent. has tapped Vanguard Animation president and chief operating officer Neil S. Braun to serve as president of feature films and television. Also ... Continue Reading →

Dream Ent. CEO Ankles, Forms Shingle

Dream Ent., the producer of the upcoming feature-length, stop-motion animated action spoof, Disaster! The Movie, announced that chairman and CEO Ehud Bleiberg is leaving the Los Angeles-based ... Continue Reading →