Stan Lee Media Sues Marvel

Stan Lee Media, a company founded in 1998 by celebrated comic-book creator Stan Lee, is suing Marvel Ent. for $5 billion. Filed yesterday in United States District Court for the Southern ... Continue Reading →

Marvel Makes Executive Decisions

As Marvel Ent. ramps up to produce a slate of self-financed feature films based on its comic-book franchises, the company has named David Maisel chairman of Marvel Studios and has upped ... Continue Reading →

Imagi Names Feeney VP of Production

Computer graphics industry veteran Brett Feeney has been appointed VP of production at Imagi, the Hong Kong-based CG animation house behind the upcoming animated feature TMNT: Teenage ... Continue Reading →

Comedian Jeni Dies

Popular stand-up comedian and actor Richard Jeni died Saturday, March 10, from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Best known for his television comedy specials ... Continue Reading →

Captain America 1941-2007

Birthed onto comic book pages and into the imaginations of 10 year-old boys worldwide when America was getting ready to push Adolf Hitler onto the dust heap of history, Captain America ... Continue Reading →

Posthumous ACTRA Win for Carlson

The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) awarded the 2007 ACTRA Award for Best Voice Performance to the late Len Carlson for his work on the hit cratoon ... Continue Reading →

Don Hertzfeldt Acclaimed Indie Animator (Rejected, Meaning of Life, Everything Will Be OK)

For the past 12 years, Santa Barbara, Calif.-based indie animator Don Hertzfeldt has created a series of inspiring, quirky hand-drawn shorts which have delighted toon lovers and festivalgoers ... Continue Reading →

EA Names Riccitiello CEO

John Riccitiello has been hired to replace Larry Probst at CEO of Electronic Arts. Riccitiello, who previously served as EA’s president and chief operating officer responsible ... Continue Reading →

HIT Adds Exec Heat to HOT

Independent children’s entertainment producer and rights-owner HIT Ent. has named Andi Copley managing director/exec producer of its award-winning animation studio, HOT Animation. ... Continue Reading →

Animator Ryan Larkin Dies

Ryan Larkin, the troubled, Oscar-nominated animator who was the subject of Chris Landreth’s Academy Award-winning 2005 short film, Ryan, passed away on Wednesday at the age of ... Continue Reading →