Disney Artist J. P. Miller Dead at 91

Former Disney animator and children’s book illustrator John Parr Miller died recently at home in Manhasset, N.Y. The 91-year-old artist is credited with helping to establish Disney’s ... Continue Reading →

Gavin Becomes a Contender

Rupert Gavin, the former chief executive of BBC Worldwide, has joined children’s animation outfit Contender Entertainment Group as non-executive chairman. Gavin will assist Contender ... Continue Reading →

Lucas Digital Prez Splits for Toons

After more than two decades with Lucas Digital, company president Jim Morris is stepping down to pursue a career as a creative producer for computer-animated movies, according to The ... Continue Reading →

DIC Names New Marketing Senior VP

DIC Ent. has appointed Hasbro veteran Michael Verrecchia to the position of senior VP of Marketing.  The announcement was made by DIC Ent. president Brad Brooks. In his new position, ... Continue Reading →

Alaskan Builds Real-Life Mecha Suit

Eat your heart out, Tron Man. There’s an anime fan in Alaska who is certain to win the prize for best Halloween costume when he finishes building his real-life, 18 foot-tall mecha ... Continue Reading →

Buhaj Named Programming, Scheduling VP for Cartoon Network, Boomerang

Marc Buhaj has been appointed VP of programming and scheduling for Cartoon Network and Boomerang. In his new role, Buhaj will direct all aspects of programming for the two networks, ... Continue Reading →

Animation Loses a Good Friend

It is with great sadness that we at Animation Magazine report the death of Alexandra Tholance, who succumbed to cancer on Nov. 7. Even as she faced her illness, she continued to fight ... Continue Reading →

Sony Imageworks Names Fulle Exec VP of Production

Jenny Fulle has been upped to exec VP of production and exec producer for award-winning visual effects and digital character animation company, Sony Pictures Imageworks. Since joining ... Continue Reading →

Lansing Leaves Paramount Post

Sherry Lansing, chairman of the Paramount Motion Picture Group, is stepping down when her contract expires at the end of 2005. Until then, she will continue in her current role and ... Continue Reading →

Golden Apple Comics Founder Dead at 63

For Southern California comic book aficionados, Golden Apple Comics has been a mecca, but the franchise will also stand as a shrine to founder Bill Liebowitz, who died from illness ... Continue Reading →