Atkin to Leave VES Helm

Visual Effects Society (VES) founding exec. director Tom Atkin will step down when his contract expires at the end of July 2004. Atkin has seen the organization grow exponentially since ... Continue Reading →

Dr. Seuss Goes Postal

A new U.S. postage stamp features the image of beloved children’s author Theodor Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss). According to the Associated Press, Geisel’s widow introduced the ... Continue Reading →

Grand Dame of CBBC Ani Steps Down; Create’s Carrington Steps Up

Theresa Plummer-Andrews, one of the most respected development execs in television animation, announced today that she is retiring from her post as head of acquisitions for CBBC. Stepping ... Continue Reading →

Levy Named Sr. VP of Marketing at Sony Pictures Digital

Don Levy has been assigned to the post of Sr. VP of marketing and communications at Sony Pictures Digital (SPD). Prior to joining Sony, he worked as a freelance production publicist ... Continue Reading →

Spike Brandt & Tony Cervone

For this installment of Animated People, we decided to take a journey into the 24th 1/2 Century with Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone, supervising producers/directors of the new Duck Dodgers ... Continue Reading →

Fox Kids Europe Names New Commercial Sales Head

Mel Alcock is the new executive director of commercial sales at Fox Kids Europe (www.foxkidseurope.com), where he will be in charge of advertising sales and sponsorship revenue for ... Continue Reading →

Toonz Animation India Names Director of European Marketing

Prominent European animation producer/director John Cary has joined Toonz Animation India and its U.S. branch, Toonz USA, as director of European Marketing. With thirty years of media ... Continue Reading →

Sesame Workshop Names New AD of Int’l TV Sales

Mai Nguyen is the new assistant director of international television sales for Sesame Workshop, in charge of program sales in Asia, Latin America, Canada and the Caribbean. She is also ... Continue Reading →

Jules Engel Services Set

Animators and all artists the world over are deeply saddened by the passing of Jules Engel, a distinguished artist and mentor to hundreds of students. The former Disney animation color ... Continue Reading →

Jules Engel, Mentor & Inspired Artist Passes

We are sad to report that Jules Engel, founding director of CalArts’ Experimental Animation program, passed away on Sunday. Born in 1918 in Budapest, Hungary, Engel began his ... Continue Reading →