Roy Disney Wants Eisner Gone Sooner

While news of Michael Eisner’s plans to step down as Walt Disney Co. CEO in 2006 was welcomed by many Disney dissidents, the most outspoken among them say two years is not soon ... Continue Reading →

Eisner to Leave Disney

Embattled Walt Disney Co. CEO Michael Eisner sent a letter to the company’s Board of Directors Thursday detailing his plans to step down when his contract expires on Sept. 30, ... Continue Reading →

Legend Frank Thomas Dies at 92

Frank Thomas, one of the giants of the animation industry, passed away last night. He went peacefully and surrounded by family according to our sources. One of the last surviving members ... Continue Reading →

Nick Names Buckley Programming VP

Kristen Buckley has been named VP of programming for Nickelodeon. Formerly director of programming, she will now be responsible for managing and maximizing Nickelodeon’s on-air ... Continue Reading →

Next Grand Juror, Eric Goldberg, Onboard!

As we get closer to our Call For Entries deadline, we’re thrilled to notch up the excitement around our fest with another major announcement! Today, we unveil the next member ... Continue Reading →

Turner Ups Arnesen to Int’l Production Head

Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) Europe today announced the promotion of Finn Arnesen to the post of senior VP of original animation and acquisitions for Cartoon Network, Boomerang ... Continue Reading →

Black Cauldron, Heavy Metal Composer Bernstein Dies

Composer Elmer Bernstein, who scored more than 250 films including Disney’s 1985 animated feature, The Black Cauldron, and Columbia Pictures’ 1981 adult toon, Heavy Metal, ... Continue Reading →

Rollman Takes Marvel Vid, TV Reins

Marvel Enterprises Inc. has hired former Fox Family and Saban Prods. president Eric Rollman as senior VP of home entertainment and TV production for Marvel Studios. The move is intended ... Continue Reading →

First Grand Juror Selected: John Kricfalusi

Okay, artists, here’s your chance to get your work under the nose of one of the industry’s most out-spoken, out-there creators of all-time, Mr. John Kricfalusi. Here at ... Continue Reading →

Kong’s Fay Wray Dies

Fay Wray, who became a cinema icon by starring opposite a giant, stop-motion gorilla, died Sunday in her Manhattan home at the age of 96. Famous for the role of Ann Darrow in the 1933 ... Continue Reading →