Tara Kemes

Tara Kemes Appointed GM of Cinesite Studios Vancouver

Cinesite Studios announced the appointment of Tara Kemes as General Manager of its feature animation operation in Vancouver. Taking over from Nicole Stinn, Kemes will be responsible ... Continue Reading →
Walter Hamada

Walter Hamada Tapped to Steer DC Film Slate in WB Shake-Up

As part of the shake-up of its DC Films operations begun in December, Warner Bros. announced late last week that Walter Hamada has been promoted to the role of President of DC-based ... Continue Reading →
Frank Buxton

Writer-Producer, Voice of ‘Batfink’ Frank Buxton Dies Age 87

Actor, writer, director, producer and general showbiz dynamo Frank Buxton — who created the Peabody Award-winning NBC series Hot Dog (1970-71) and touched the animation world ... Continue Reading →
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Disney XD to Re-Dub Louis C.K.’s ‘Gravity Falls’ Role

The damnatio memoriae of comedian Louis C.K. continues, following his public admission to sexual misconduct spurred by a New York Times reveal of five accusers. Having already lost ... Continue Reading →
Ron Clements & John Musker

ADG Honors Ron Clements & John Musker with William Cameron Menzies Award

Oscar-nominated Disney Animation filmmakers Ron Clements and John Musker (Moana, The Princess and the Frog) have been announced as the 2018 recipients of the William Cameron Menzies ... Continue Reading →
Heather North

Heather North, voice of ‘Scooby-Doo’s’ Daphne, Dies at 71

Heather North, best known as the longtime voice of Daphne Blake on Hanna-Barbera’s Scooby-Doo series, passed away on Nov. 30 at her home in Studio City after a long illness, per ... Continue Reading →
Oscar Isaac

MGM Sets ‘Addams Family’ for 2019; Oscar Isaac in Talks for Gomez

MGM has announced that its animated The Addams Family feature film will be released on October 11, 2019 — just in time for Halloween! Based on the classic cartoons by Charles ... Continue Reading →
Bob Givens

Bugs Bunny Designer Bob Givens Dies at 99

Robert “Bob” Givens, an animator whose long and celebrated career brought him through the gamut of 20th century animation milestones from Walt Disney’s Snow White, to the first ... Continue Reading →
Ben Lehmann

Ben Lehmann Named Exec Producer of ‘Sesame Street’

Award-winning Sesame Street producer Ben Lehmann has been tapped by Sesame Workshop to serve as the new Executive Producer of the iconic preschool series, leading the show through its ... Continue Reading →
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Warner Animation Group Names Abbate EVP, Leahy SVP

Warner Animation Group has appointed two senior-level creative executives to shepherd its upcoming feature animation and live-action hybrid production and development slate. Veteran ... Continue Reading →