Thurl "Tony the Tiger" Ravenscroft Dies

Animation voice actor Thurl Ravenscroft, best known as the first and only voice of Kelloggs’ Tony the Tiger, died of prostate cancer at the age of 91 on Sunday, May 22. His passing ... Continue Reading →

Voices of Fred Flintstone, Atom Ant Silenced

Veteran animation voice actor Henry Corden has passed away at the age of 85. Corden, who took over the role of Fred Flintstone with Alan Reed’s death in 1977, died of emphysema ... Continue Reading →

Nettleton Upped to Production VP at DIC

Children’s entertainment company DIC Ent. has promoted company veteran Shannon Nettleton to VP of production. Reporting to chief creative officer Mike Maliani, Nettleton will ... Continue Reading →

Young Named Toon Production VP at Porchlight

Family entertainment producer/distributor PorchLight Ent. has signed animation veteran Mark Young to the newly created post of senior VP of animation production. The news follows word ... Continue Reading →

DisneyToon Studios Aids Habitat for Humanity

While they have more experience building animated features, the executives, filmmakers and animators at DisneyToon Studios are picking up hammers and paint brushes to help Habitat for ... Continue Reading →

Disney Loses Legend Joe Grant

Various reports hitting the Internet bring word that long-time Disney artist/animator Joe Grant passed away on Friday, just over a week away from his 97th birthday. As a character designer, ... Continue Reading →

Cannes to Fete Lucas

Star Wars creator George Lucas will be honored for his career in film with the prestigious “Trophy of the Festival” at the 58th Cannes Film Festival. The honor will be bestowed ... Continue Reading →

Roy Disney Sues Walt Disney Co.

Dissatisfied with the process by which The Walt Disney Co. selected a new CEO, former company chairman Roy E. Disney and business partner Stanley P. Gold today filed suit against the ... Continue Reading →

Kirch Takes Creative VP Gig at Disneytoon Studios

Development producer B. Susan Kirch has been upped to VP of creative affairs for DisneyToon Studios. In the new position, she will develop original scripts and stories, as well as sequels ... Continue Reading →

John AndrewsSenior VP, Creative Directorkachew!

John is responsible for development and marketing for ka-chew’s animated commercials group. Previously he spent five years at MTV, where he was named Vice President/Animation ... Continue Reading →