Kong’s Fay Wray Dies

Fay Wray, who became a cinema icon by starring opposite a giant, stop-motion gorilla, died Sunday in her Manhattan home at the age of 96. Famous for the role of Ann Darrow in the 1933 ... Continue Reading →

Pixar’s Jobs Undergoes Cancer Surgery

Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and Pixar Animation Studios, has had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his pancreas. In an office e-mail sent today, the 49-year-old tycoon ... Continue Reading →

Bluto Voice Actor Beck Dead at 92

The Associated Press reports that Jackson Beck, who provided the voice of Bluto in more than 300 Popeye cartoons, passed away Wednesday morning from complications related to old age. ... Continue Reading →

Disney Imagineer McKim Dies

Legendary Disney Imagineer Sam McKim, who drew the first souvenir maps of Disneyland in 1954, died of heart failure on Friday, July 9, at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, ... Continue Reading →

Steinberg Exits Fox Kids Europe Helm

Fox Kids Europe released a statement saying CEO Bruce Steinberg has been voted out of his post by the company’s supervisory board. Fox Kids Europe group managing director and ... Continue Reading →

Ex Disney, DreamWorks Exec Joins Noodlesoup Board

David L. Simon, former head of DreamWorks Television Animation Studios, has been named to the board of directors of Noodlesoup Prods. Inc., a privately held, full-service animation ... Continue Reading →

Peter Gal, Director of Development, Buyer & Nick’s New Shorts Meister

Some of us have taken some pretty winding paths to our careers in animation, but few so winding (or so interesting) as Nickelodeon’s director of development, Peter Gal. Not only ... Continue Reading →

Ouweleen Takes Development Reins at Cartoon Net

Michael Ouweleen has been appointed to the newly created position of senior VP of development and creative direction for Cartoon Network. In his expanded role, Ouweleen will oversee ... Continue Reading →

Nightmare Director Selick Joins Vinton

Award-winning director/writer Henry Selick has joined Vinton Studios as supervising director. The man behind such feaures as The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach ... Continue Reading →

Morrill Named President of DisneyToon Studios

Formerly executive VP DisneyToon Studios, Sharon Morrill has been promoted to president of the Mouse House’s newly formed division for video premiere releases and theatrical features, ... Continue Reading →