Longtime Hanna Barbera Writer Blitzer Dies

Barry E. Blitzer, a veteran TV writer whose credits include extensive work for animation mainstay Hanna Barbera, died Jan. 27 from complications from abdominal surgery. He was 80. Blitzer’s ... Continue Reading →

Trio Joins A Squared Executive Ranks

A Squared Entertainment co-founders Andy Heyward and Amy Moynihan Heyward have recruited three executives to the company’s ranks. Joining the company are Gregory Payne as COO ... Continue Reading →

Kidvid Exec Carrington Leaves BBC for Turner

Michael Carrington is leaving his post at BBC to oversee all original series, co-productions and acquisitions for Turner Broadcasting’s children’s channels in the United ... Continue Reading →

Ballantine to Lead Flying Bark Studio

American animation veteran Jim Ballantine is the new managing director of Flying Bark Studio, the Australian animation studio of Studio 100. Ballantine succeeds Eric Claeys, who left ... Continue Reading →

DQE Chief Finalist for Business Award

Tapaas Chakravarti, the chairman, managing director and CEO of animation company DQ Entertainment has been named a finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award ... Continue Reading →

Disney Hires Bailey as Film Production Chief

The Walt Disney Studios has hired Tron: Legacy producer Sean Bailey as its new president of film production. Bailey will oversee all aspects of live-action development, film production ... Continue Reading →

Reinseth Heads Development in Canada for Cookie Jar

Cookie Jar Entertainment has hired Jillianne Reinseth for the job of vice president of development. Reinseth will oversee development in Canada of all the company’s programming, ... Continue Reading →

John K. Looks Back at 80s’ Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures

Animation fans got a late holiday gift in January when Paramount Home Entertainment released the 3-disc Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures’The Complete Series. This influential ... Continue Reading →

Gumby Creator Art Clokey Dies

Art Clokey, who turned a small clay figurine named Gumby into a worldwide sensation, died Friday at his home in Los Osos, Calif., at the age of 88. Clokey and his first wife, Ruth, ... Continue Reading →

Litton Leaves as Head of Nick U.K.

Howard Litton is stepping down as senior VP and managing director of Nickelodeon U.K., ending a tenure of 15 years at the company. Litton is leaving the company to pursue personal projects ... Continue Reading →