Filmation Co-Founder Prescott Dies

Norman Prescott, co-founder of prolific cartoon studio Filmation, died of natural causes on July 2 in Los Angeles. The 78-year-old former chairman and exec producer leaves behind a ... Continue Reading →

IDT Ent. Taps DreamWorks’ Gladstone as VP

IDT Ent. has snatched up DreamWorks Animation, Warner Bros. Animation and Disney veteran Frank Gladstone to fill the role of VP of artistic development. Gladstone will be responsible ... Continue Reading →

Ta Ta for Now, Paul Winchell

Paul Winchell, the original voice of Tigger in the Winnie the Pooh cartoons, passed away Friday morning at his home in Moorpark, Calif. The 82-year-old entertainer also made a name ... Continue Reading →

Piglet Voicer Fiedler Dies

As fate would have it, John Fiedler, the original voice of Piglet in the Winnie the Pooh cartoons, died on the same weekend as Tigger talker Paul Winchell. The two created their roles ... Continue Reading →

Vi Ly Upped to Art Institute Dean

L.A.’s The Art Institute of California has tapped Vi Ly to serve as the dean of academic affairs effective June 22. Ly has served as assistant to the dean of academic affairs ... Continue Reading →

DisneyToon Ups Snedeker, Ferguson

Feature animation powerhouse DisneyToon Studios has announced two key promotions, raising Brian Snedeker to senior VP of pre-production and Karen Ferguson to VP of 3D production. Snedeker ... Continue Reading →

Bergeron: We’ll Always Have Burbank.

After spending eight years at DreamWorks, where he made The Road To Eldorado and SharkTale, Eric Bibo Bergeron is returning to France to produce and direct his latest projects. The ... Continue Reading →

This Just In! Nickelodeon’s Peter Gal Joins Pitch Party Powerhouse Panel

It’s official. We’ve got the tenth and final addition to our super panel of distinguished toon judges. Fresh from his visit to this year’s Annecy Animation Festival, ... Continue Reading →

Three Join Pitch Party Panel

As would-be toon tycoons scramble to get their submissions postmarked today, Animation Magazine is pleased to announce the addition of three more industry pros to our panel of judges ... Continue Reading →

Melwood Pictures’ Max Howard Joins Pitch Party

Animation Magazine is happy to announce that Disney and Warner Bros. feature animation veteran Max Howard, founder of Melwood Pictures, has joined the distinguished panel of judges ... Continue Reading →