Comic Actor DeLuise Dead at 75

Comic actor Dom DeLuise, who voiced many animated shows in addition to having a long live-action movie career, died May 4 at the age of 75. DeLuise’s extensive animation credits ... Continue Reading →

Katzenberg Reups; DreamWorks Reports Record Q1

Jeffrey Katzenberg has renewed his contract with DreamWorks Animation, and will stay on as CEO of the studio he co-founded through 2013. Katzenberg will continue to earn a salary of ... Continue Reading →

CN Levels Up Games Exec Waldron

Cartoon Network has named Chris Waldron to the job of VP gaming operations. Waldron previously served as director of technology for Cartoon Network New Media and headed up Turner Broadcasting’s ... Continue Reading →

Mazza to Manage Primetime Label for Cookie Jar

Cookie Jar Entertainment has hired longtime TV executive Tom Mazza to run the company’s new primetime label, The Jar. As executive VP and head of worldwide TV, Mazza will manage ... Continue Reading →

Toho Chairman Matsuoka Resigns

Isao Matsuoka is stepping down as chairman of Japanese film studio Toho after more than 50 years with the company. Matsuoka became president of the company in 1977 and successfully ... Continue Reading →

Thomas Borch NielsenDirector, Sunshine Barry & the Disco Worms

Who would have thought that an unusually funny movie about disco-dancing worms, yes worms, would come out of Denmark’s thriving animation scene? Although the film hasn’t ... Continue Reading →

Digital Domain Names Beier Head of CG

Veteran VFX supervisor Thad Beier has been hired as Head of CG at Digital Domain. Beier will oversee production technology and long-term facility planning, ensuring maximum efficiency ... Continue Reading →

Classic Disney Animator Dunham Dies

Jack Dunham, an animator who worked for Universal and at Disney on such classics as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, has died at the age of 98, according to the blog Cartoon Brew. Dunham ... Continue Reading →

Tom McGillis Exec producer, series creator 6Teen, Total Drama Island, Stoked (Fresh TV)

Toronto-based Tom McGillis and his Fresh-TV partner Jennifer Pertsch have created some of the most popular tween-skewing animated shows of recent years. Since Tom will be attending ... Continue Reading →

Aragon, Layout Artist on Sleeping Beauty, Dies

Ray Aragon, an animator who did layout for such classic films as Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians and Yellow Submarine, died March 15, according to Cartoon Brew. He was 83. A veteran ... Continue Reading →