Johnson Heads Animation at Nick, MTVN Kids

Brown Johnson, a 20-year Nickelodoen veteran, has been promoted to the newly created position of president of animation for Nickelodeon and MTVN Kids and Family Group. Previously exec ... Continue Reading →

Kabillion Gets New Programming Director

Rebecca Agbe-Davies has been named director of programming and development for multi-platform kids’ entertainment program service Kabillion. In her new role, she will oversee ... Continue Reading →

Schosser Leaves EM.Entertainment

Daily Variety reports that Susanne Schosser has stepped down as managing director of EM.Entertainment, the children’s programming division of EM.Sport Media. The unit, which was ... Continue Reading →

Pitt Named Content VP at Cartoon, Boomerang

Adina Pitt has been named VP of content acquisitions and co-productions for Cartoon Network and Boomerang. Reporting to Robert Sorcher, chief content officer for Cartoon Network, she ... Continue Reading →

Surf’s Up Director, Writer React to Oscar Nom

When the Academy Awards nominations came out on Tuesday morning, no one in the animation industry was more pleasantly surprised than the folks at Sony Pictures Animation, who assumed ... Continue Reading →

No Joking as Ledger Dies

After turning in a performance as The Joker in director Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins sequel, The Dark Knight, Heath Ledger was found dead in a New York apartment today. The ... Continue Reading →

Zinkia Names New CEO

In a move designed to drive the company through its next phase of growth and consolidation, Spanish animation company Zinkia has hired business strategist Fernando de Miguel as its ... Continue Reading →

Ratatouille Cooks with Golden Tomatoes

Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille bested all other wide-release films in this year’s Golden Tomato Awards at Rotten Tomatoes (www.rottentomatoes.com), Fox Interactive Media’s ... Continue Reading →

Disney Background Painter Mack Dies at 90

Brice Harvey Mack, who painted backgrounds for such iconic Disney features as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Pinocchio, passed away on Jan. 2 in Hollywood, Calif. at the age of ... Continue Reading →

Decode Ups Walker to VP of Animation Production

Decode Ent., a subsidiary of DHX Media, has promoted producer and senior executive Janice Walker to VP of Animation Production. Walker’s production credits at Decode include Planet ... Continue Reading →