Adult Swim Promote Digital Exec Jeff Olsen

Turner has promoted Jeff Olsen, co-creator of the animated series Stroker & Hoop, to the post of VP of Adult Swim Digital and Games. Olsen will take on responsibilities for Adult ... Continue Reading →

Technicolor Promotes India Animation Exec Ghose

The general manager of the Technicolor India animation studio has been named Country Head for all of Technicolor. Biren Ghose will retain his duties as general manager of Technicolor ... Continue Reading →

Leukemia Claims Features Animator Romanillos

Prescillano Romanillos, an animator whose worked on Disney and DreamWorks features from The Little Mermaid through Shrek Forever After, died Saturday from leukemia. He was 47. Romanillos ... Continue Reading →

Turner Scheduling Exec Adams Gets Promotion

Ryan Adams has been appointed to the new position of VP program and schedule operations for Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang. Adams’ new role will expand his responsibilities ... Continue Reading →

Indie Comics Pioneer Harvey Pekar Dies

Harvey Pekar, the irascible creator of the autobiographical comic book series American Splendor, has died. He was 70. According to a report in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Pekar was ... Continue Reading →

TV Startup Vet Gersh Joins Hasbro Board

Hasbro continues to bulk up its TV expertise in advance of the launch of the new kid-targeted TV channel The Hub. The latest to join up is Lisa Gersh, president/strategic initiavies ... Continue Reading →

Ilene Woods, Voice of Disney’s Cinderella, Dies

Ilene Woods, the actress who provided the voice of Cinderella in the classic 1950 animated feature film, died July 1 at the age of 81. The news was announced by the Walt Disney Co. ... Continue Reading →

Toonzone Studios Hires Lee Adams as VP Marketing

Toonzone Studios has hired veteran children’s marketing executive Lee Adams as its VP of marketing and business development. In the role, Adams will oversee licensing in all territories, ... Continue Reading →

Harryhausen Celebrates 90 with Theater, Exhibit Dedications

Visual effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen turned 90 today, and Sony Pictures Digital Productions has decided to honor his life and career by naming a screening theater on its Culver City ... Continue Reading →

Rising Stars of Animation: The 2010 Edition

Picking a handful of rising stars in animation gets more difficult every year simply because there are so many more outstanding new shorts, TV series, web toons and movies coming our ... Continue Reading →