Paramount Plucks King of the Hill Penners

In a bid to beef up its series development efforts, Viacom’s Paramount is reportedly turning to the world of animation. Daily Variety reports that the studio has signed King of ... Continue Reading →

Peter Jackson Takes New Line to Court

The Fellowship of the Ring isn’t looking so chummy these days as director Peter Jackson files suit against distributor New Line Cinema over home entertainment profits for the ... Continue Reading →

Offutt Named SVP of Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products

New York-based Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products has appointed Brian Offutt senior VP in charge of Paramount properties. Offutt will be responsible for overseeing licensing ... Continue Reading →

Animal Logic: Tigar Hare’s Michael Tigar and Dave Hare are Game for Animation

As video games dominate the entertainment industry in terms of revenues generated and the sheer volume of product being brought to the market, many animation professionals have found ... Continue Reading →

HP CEO Fiorina Ousted

Hewlett-Packard chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina has been relieved of her duties by the company’s board of directors. After five and a half years with HP, Fiorina was asked to resign, ... Continue Reading →

HP CEO Fiorina Ousted

Hewlett-Packard chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina has been relieved of her duties by the company’s board of directors. After five and a half years with HP, Fiorina was asked to resign, ... Continue Reading →

Miyazaki Golden at Venice

With his latest animated feature, Howl’s Moving Castle, in release, critically acclaimed Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki is set to receive the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement ... Continue Reading →

Nancy Fowler Moving On Up at DIC

DIC Ent. has promoted Nancy Fowler (formerly Bassett) to the newly created position of president, worldwide consumer products. Fowler joined DIC’s ranks in 2002 and most recently ... Continue Reading →

Lucas Digital’s Morris Moves to Pixar

In November, we reported that Lucas Digital president Jim Morris stepped down to pursue a career as a creative producer for computer-animated movies. Now Daily Variety reports that ... Continue Reading →

Finding Nemo Artist Lost at 35

Pixar character designer Dan Lee passed away Jan. 15 following 17-month battle with lung cancer. The 35-year-old had been with Emeryville, Calif.-based animation house since 1996, working ... Continue Reading →