Ollie Johnston to Receive Medal of Arts

Legendary Disney animator Ollie Johnston was among the names announced yesterday as President George W. Bush unveiled the recipients of the 2005 National Medal of Art. The first animator ... Continue Reading →

Oscar-winning Animator Derek Lamb Dies

We are sad to report that animator Derek Lamb passed away on Monday after a long battle with cancer. Lamb won the Oscar for producing the poignant animated short Every Child in 1979, ... Continue Reading →

Kat Garcia Upped to Director of Intl Media at SSA

Kat Garcia has been promoted to director of international media at L.A.-based SSA Public Relations. According to company’s chairman and CEO Steve Syatt, Garcia will work with ... Continue Reading →

Animation Vet Max Howard On Igor, Exodus and More

Halloween may have just passed us by, but for the folks at Venice, Calif.-based Exodus Film Group, secret laboratories in dark castles are still the order of the day as they toil away ... Continue Reading →

Helfant Gains Powers as Marvel Prez

It didn’t take exposure to radioactive materials to make Michael Helfant one of the most powerful men at Marvel Ent. The industry veteran has been appointed president and chief ... Continue Reading →

Corpse Bride Animator Drops Science in St. Louis

The science of animation becomes weird science when director/producer Tim Burton is involved. Now some lucky kids and other attendees will get the opportunity to see how his latest ... Continue Reading →

Wolf Made President of MTV Networks

Michael J. Wolf has been appointed president and chief operating officer of Viacom-owned MTV Networks, home to such cable outlets as Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Spike TV and MTV. A ... Continue Reading →

Nodelman in New Soup

After last week announcing his departure from Noodlesoup Prods., the animation studio he founded, Jeff Nodelman has landed a new gig. The award-winning director and animator has been ... Continue Reading →

New Execs Sprout Up at PBS KIDS

Sandy Wax has been named president of programming and Andrew Beecham senior VP of programming for PBS KIDS Sprout, the new broadcast and online outlet for preschool content. Effective ... Continue Reading →

Noodlesoup Prods. Founder Splits

Jeff Nodelman, founder of animation studio Noodlesoup Prods., has left the company to pursue his own creative endeavors. According to Noodlesoup CEO Nathan Graf, Nodelman will continue ... Continue Reading →