Comedian Jeni Dies

Popular stand-up comedian and actor Richard Jeni died Saturday, March 10, from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Best known for his television comedy specials ... Continue Reading →

Captain America 1941-2007

Birthed onto comic book pages and into the imaginations of 10 year-old boys worldwide when America was getting ready to push Adolf Hitler onto the dust heap of history, Captain America ... Continue Reading →

Posthumous ACTRA Win for Carlson

The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) awarded the 2007 ACTRA Award for Best Voice Performance to the late Len Carlson for his work on the hit cratoon ... Continue Reading →

Don Hertzfeldt Acclaimed Indie Animator (Rejected, Meaning of Life, Everything Will Be OK)

For the past 12 years, Santa Barbara, Calif.-based indie animator Don Hertzfeldt has created a series of inspiring, quirky hand-drawn shorts which have delighted toon lovers and festivalgoers ... Continue Reading →

EA Names Riccitiello CEO

John Riccitiello has been hired to replace Larry Probst at CEO of Electronic Arts. Riccitiello, who previously served as EA’s president and chief operating officer responsible ... Continue Reading →

HIT Adds Exec Heat to HOT

Independent children’s entertainment producer and rights-owner HIT Ent. has named Andi Copley managing director/exec producer of its award-winning animation studio, HOT Animation. ... Continue Reading →

Animator Ryan Larkin Dies

Ryan Larkin, the troubled, Oscar-nominated animator who was the subject of Chris Landreth’s Academy Award-winning 2005 short film, Ryan, passed away on Wednesday at the age of ... Continue Reading →

Disney Legend Ellenshaw Dies at 93

Oscar-winning matte painter and visual effects pioneer Peter Ellenshaw passed away at his home in Santa Barbara on Monday at the age of 93. Known for his work on such classic Disney ... Continue Reading →

Sony Animation VP Cox Steps Down

Penney Finkelman Cox, who started Sony Pictures Animation with business partner Sandra Rabins, is exiting the post of exec VP for the burgeoning toon unit, according to Daily Variety. ... Continue Reading →

Howard Named President of Exodus Film Group

Having served as president of Warner Bros. Feature Animation and senior VP of Disney Feature Animation, Max Howard is championing independent animation by signing on as president of ... Continue Reading →