Ewing to Head Distribution for Cookie Jar Ent.

Sam Ewing will replace Louis Fournier as head of distribution at Cookie Jar Ent., the programming and licensing arm of newly minted The Cookie Jar Group (formerly Cinar). In his new ... Continue Reading →

Cinar Co-founder Dead

The Canadian press is reporting that Cinar Corp. co-founder Micheline Charest died on Wednesday while undergoing plastic surgery in a hospital in Montreal. She was 51. Charest and husband ... Continue Reading →

EA President Resigns

John Riccitiello has stepped down from the post of president and COO of video game publisher Electronic Arts. The resignation is effective immediately but Riccitiello will remain with ... Continue Reading →

Sweby to Handle Cartoon Net Int’l Acquisitions

Following the promotion of Finn Arnesen to head of program production for Cartoon Network Int’l, Jo Sweby has been appointed director of acquisitions for Cartoon Network, Boomerang ... Continue Reading →

Animation Historian Bill Moritz Dies

Following a long bout with cancer, author and former president of the Society for Animation Studies Bill Moritz died early in the morning of Friday, March 12, at his sister’s ... Continue Reading →

Star Treatment for Dr. Seuss

Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel finally got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday. The honor was bestowed posthumously as part of the "Seussentenial" festivities ... Continue Reading →

Imageworks Ups Digital Production VP Szymanski

Sony Pictures Imageworks President Tim Sarnoff announced today that Stan Szymanski has been promoted to Sr. VP of digital production for the Company. The appointment is effective immediately. Szymanski ... Continue Reading →

Hari Varma joins Toonz

Hari Varma, visual effects animation director for the hit Tamil feature film, Boys, has joined Toonz Animation India as director of computer graphics and visual effects. Boys won the ... Continue Reading →

Corus Children’s TV Names Joanna Webb VP, Programming

Corus Ent. has promoted Joanna Webb to the position of VP of Programming. In her new role, Webb will continue to be responsible for driving ratings on YTV, Treehouse and Discovery Kids. ... Continue Reading →

Sony Animation Ups Paul Gerard to Creative Exec.

As Sony Pictures Animation plugs away at its recently announced first feature, Open Season, the studio announces that Paul Gerard has been promoted to the position of creative executive. In ... Continue Reading →