Iger Named Disney CEO

It comes with little surprise that the Board of Directors for the Walt Disney Co. crowned Robert Iger to replace Michael Eisner as CEO of the Magic Kingdom. Iger’s reign will ... Continue Reading →

Roy Disney Scolds Disney Board

While Bob Iger’s appointment as CEO of the Walt Disney Co. was not surprising, neither was the reaction from Mouse House dissident Roy E. Disney. Walt Disney’s nephew and ... Continue Reading →

Disney 2D Vet Vance Gerry Dead at 75

Vance Gerry, a veteran Disney animation story developer, layout artist, and visual development artist since 1955, passed away Saturday, March 5th in Pasadena, California, of complications ... Continue Reading →

Vinton Snags Pixar Exec

An eight-year veteran of the Pixar hit machine, Jorgen Klubien, has been named director of story for feature film at Vinton Studios. Among other things, Klubien wrote and illustrated ... Continue Reading →

Stringer Named Sony Corp. CEO

Sony Corp. has announced that it is making major changes to its management structure, including the promotion of Howard Stringer as the company’s new chief executive. Stringer, ... Continue Reading →

Henson Names Kershaw VP, Business and Legal

The Jim Henson Co. has appointed Jamie Kershaw VP of business and legal affairs. Reporting to company president and COO Peter Schube, Kershaw is responsible for the business and legal ... Continue Reading →

Paramount Plucks King of the Hill Penners

In a bid to beef up its series development efforts, Viacom’s Paramount is reportedly turning to the world of animation. Daily Variety reports that the studio has signed King of ... Continue Reading →

Peter Jackson Takes New Line to Court

The Fellowship of the Ring isn’t looking so chummy these days as director Peter Jackson files suit against distributor New Line Cinema over home entertainment profits for the ... Continue Reading →

Offutt Named SVP of Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products

New York-based Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products has appointed Brian Offutt senior VP in charge of Paramount properties. Offutt will be responsible for overseeing licensing ... Continue Reading →

Animal Logic: Tigar Hare’s Michael Tigar and Dave Hare are Game for Animation

As video games dominate the entertainment industry in terms of revenues generated and the sheer volume of product being brought to the market, many animation professionals have found ... Continue Reading →