Paramount Topper Goldwyn Steps Down

John Goldwyn has chosen to step down as vice chairman of the Motion Picture Group and president of Paramount Pictures. The move will allow him to exercise his option for a long term ... Continue Reading →

Actor, Aladdin Voice Brandis Dead at 27

Actor Jonathan Brandis, best known for Steven Spielberg’s 1993 sci-fi TV series SeaQuest DSV and starring roles in feature films like The NeverEnding Story II: the Next Chapter ... Continue Reading →

X-Men Composer Michael Kamen Dies at 55

Prolific award-winning composer Michael Kamen, who wrote the music for X-Men, Iron Giant, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen and scores of other films, died of a heart attack brought ... Continue Reading →

Café FX Nabs Emmy-Winning Animation Supervisor

Veteran motion picture and television animator Everett Burrell has joined CaféFX as animation supervisor. He contributed to the Emmy Award-winning effects work in the SCI FI ... Continue Reading →

Jane Jetson Voice Singleton Dies

Penny Singleton, the voice talent behind Jane Jetson in Hanna-Barbera\’s popular animated series The Jetsons, passed away Wednesday at the age of 95, according to the Associated ... Continue Reading →

Eisner is Motion Picture Pioneer of the Year

The Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation will honor Walt Disney Company chairman-CEO Michael D. Eisner with the distinction of Pioneer of the Year. Esteemed musician and Disney ... Continue Reading →

Simon Philips Is New Managing Director of 4Kids Int’l

Simon Philips succeeds retiring Clive Hill as managing director of 4Kids Ent. Int’l Ltd. In 2003 Philips was appointed to the LIMA board of directors as the international representative, ... Continue Reading →

Belmer Named COO of Canal Plus

Rodolphe Belmer, formerly director of development at Canal Plus, will be chief operational officer for the pay-TV arm of French media and telecommunications company Vivendi Universal, ... Continue Reading →

O’Donnell Named DIC’s Sr. VP, Creative Affairs

DIC Ent. has named Kevin O’Donnell to the newly created position of Sr. VP of creative affairs. He will work directly with the company’s chairman and CEO, Andy Heyward, ... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday Ollie Johnston!

Animation Magazine extends our best wishes to animation legend Ollie Johnston on his 91 birthday. One of Disney’s elite "9 Old Men," Johnston and long-time collaborator ... Continue Reading →