Cartoonist Zeke Zekley Passes at 90

Cartoonist Emil Samuel Zekley, best known as Zeke Zekley, died on April 28 at his home in Beverly Hills following a long bout with illness. The artist lent his talents to the strips ... Continue Reading →

Oscar Winner Bob Gardiner Dead

Artist/writer/musician James Robbins “Bob” Gardiner, who won an Oscar for his 1974 clay-animated short film, Closed Mondays, died on April 21 at his home in Grass Valley, ... Continue Reading →

Disney Appoints Chief Creative Officer

Buena Vista Pictures Marketing president Oren Aviv has been promoted to the newly created title of chief creative officer at The Walt Disney Co., according to Daily Variety. Disney ... Continue Reading →

Fox Animation Ups Cohen to Production VP

Fox Animation has promoted former director of development John Cohen to VP of production. Cohen, who has been with the company since 2000, will oversee existing projects and will even ... Continue Reading →

Lyle Is Art Institute’s New Head of Class

Aaron Lyle has been named the new academic director of media arts and animation at The Art Institute of California, Los Angeles. Prior to joining the Art Institute, Lyle worked as a ... Continue Reading →

Legendary Toon Designer Gene Hazelton Dies

Famed animation designer/comic strip artist Gene Hazleton passed away on April 6, 2005 at age 85. Born in 1919, Wesley "Gene" Hazelton began an extensive and diverse career ... Continue Reading →

Nelvana Announces Sales Team Shuffle

Nelvana announced some key changes to its international sales division team on Monday: Emanuel Petry assumes a new role in the company as she will begin overseeing European development ... Continue Reading →

Selick Talks Vinton Projects: Part 2

Last week, we posted part one of our recent interview with Henry Selick, a respected director of animated films who is now helming a slate of projects for Vinton Studios. One of those ... Continue Reading →

DIC Ups Jedd Gold to VP, Marketing

Independent children’s entertainment company DIC Ent. has promoted Jedd Gold to VP of Marketing. Reporting to DIC Ent. president Brad Brooks, Gold will oversee all marketing and ... Continue Reading →

PorchLight Brings Caren Shalek On-Board

PorchLight Entertainment has tapped Caren Shalek to serve as senior VP, consumer products with instructions to build an expanded consumer product representation business focusing on ... Continue Reading →