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Long-time company executive Katsuhiro Takagi has been named President, Toei Animation Co., Ltd., the studio announced. Takagi’s former title was Senior Director for the company. Takagi joined Toei over 30 years ago. In 2001, he was named Director of Character Licensing Dept. in which role he helped forge licensing partnerships [...]
Actress Ginny Tyler, who was recognized as a Disney Legend in 2006 for her many vocal performances over the years, passed away July 13 of natural causes in Issaquah, Washington at age 86, according to The Associated Press. The actress began her career with Disney as a narrator for albums [...]
Fox Animation Studios president Vanessa Morrison has renewed her deal with Fox Filmed Entertainment (FFE), it was announced today by FFE chairmen Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman. Brian Keane, an EVP and COO at Blue Sky Studios, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fox Animation, has also re-upped with the company. Keane [...]
The versatile voice actor talks about his gig on Futurama and offers a few tips on making it in the toon business. Billy West must be one of the busiest voice actors in the animation business. The talented 62-year-old actor and musician, who is famous for playing Philip J. Fry, [...]
Aardman Animation’s longtime head of broadcast Miles Bullough has left the company to pursue new ventures. According to C21media.net, the departure was entirely amicable and Aardman has already begun the search to find a replacement. Bullough will continue to consult for the firm on a non-exclusive basis. Bullough joined the [...]
Stuart Snyder, the president and COO of Turner Broadcasting System’s animation, young adults and kids media division, has been tapped to deliver the keynote address at MIP Junior, which takes place October 6 and 7. Snyder will discuss the state of the kids’ media business today and look at where [...]
VFX and CG animation veteran Rob Coleman has been tapped as the new head of animation at Sydney and Los Angeles studio Animal Logic. The two-time Oscar nominee (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace) and (Star Wars: Attack of the Clones) has also been nominated for BAFTAs for his work on [...]
Catherine Winder, the president and exec producer at Vancouver’s Rainmaker Entertainment is expected to leave her post on June 30, says The Hollywood Reporter. The former Lucasfilm Animation exec joined the studio in 2009 and headed the company’s original family entertainment division. She plans to pursue other business opportunities. “Catherine [...]
Roger Slifer, the 57-year-old producer of Jem and the Holograms and G.I. Joe was taken to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center this Saturday after being struck by a car in an alleged hit-and-run accident in Santa Monica. The impact broke some of Slifer’s ribs, his collar bone and his [...]
UK-based indie Factory TM has appointed kids industry veteran Neil Court as its new non-executive chairman. Court will be joining the company’s board along with former Cosgrove Hall executives managing director Phil Chalk and director Vince James. Factory TM was launched in 2010 after taking over the former home of Hot [...]