Ex-DreamWorks Exec Isaacs Flies to Vanguard

U.K-based Vanguard, whose Vanguard Animation recently completed Disney’s CG-animated pigeon adventure pic, Valiant, has tapped former DreamWorks development exec Margaret French ... Continue Reading →

Slesingers Appeal Pooh Decision

Despite being dismissed by a Superior Court judge last year, the 13 year-old lawsuit over the Winnie the Pooh licensing and merchandising honey pot is far from over. Stephen Slesinger ... Continue Reading →

Marie Johnston, wife of Ollie, dies at 87

Marie Johnston, the wife of legendary Disney animator Ollie Johnston, passed away last Friday, from complications due to pneumonia, at her home in Flintridge, Calif. The Johnstons celebrated ... Continue Reading →

Thurl "Tony the Tiger" Ravenscroft Dies

Animation voice actor Thurl Ravenscroft, best known as the first and only voice of Kelloggs’ Tony the Tiger, died of prostate cancer at the age of 91 on Sunday, May 22. His passing ... Continue Reading →

Voices of Fred Flintstone, Atom Ant Silenced

Veteran animation voice actor Henry Corden has passed away at the age of 85. Corden, who took over the role of Fred Flintstone with Alan Reed’s death in 1977, died of emphysema ... Continue Reading →

Nettleton Upped to Production VP at DIC

Children’s entertainment company DIC Ent. has promoted company veteran Shannon Nettleton to VP of production. Reporting to chief creative officer Mike Maliani, Nettleton will ... Continue Reading →

Young Named Toon Production VP at Porchlight

Family entertainment producer/distributor PorchLight Ent. has signed animation veteran Mark Young to the newly created post of senior VP of animation production. The news follows word ... Continue Reading →

DisneyToon Studios Aids Habitat for Humanity

While they have more experience building animated features, the executives, filmmakers and animators at DisneyToon Studios are picking up hammers and paint brushes to help Habitat for ... Continue Reading →

Disney Loses Legend Joe Grant

Various reports hitting the Internet bring word that long-time Disney artist/animator Joe Grant passed away on Friday, just over a week away from his 97th birthday. As a character designer, ... Continue Reading →

Cannes to Fete Lucas

Star Wars creator George Lucas will be honored for his career in film with the prestigious “Trophy of the Festival” at the 58th Cannes Film Festival. The honor will be bestowed ... Continue Reading →