Viacom CEO Freston Splits

Nickelodeon and MTV Networks parent company Viacom Inc. has said goodbye to president and CEO Tom Freston. After more than 26 years with the media conglomerate, the 60-year-old MTV ... Continue Reading →

Lucas to Marshal Rose Parade

George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars franchise and founder of Lucas Animation, has been named grand marshal of the 2007 Tournament of Roses in Pasadena. The announcement was made ... Continue Reading →

Elmendorff Ankles Director Post at EM.TV

After seven years with Germany’s EM.TV group, Patrick Elmendorff is stepping down as managing director of subsidiaries EM.Entertainment GmbH and Junior.TV GmbH & Co. According ... Continue Reading →

Brown Leaves Taffy for Entara

Having served as exec VP of rights management and distribution company Taffy Ent. since it was formed by Mike Young Prods. (MYP) in March of 2004, Regis Brown is moving on. Effective ... Continue Reading →

Lasseter, Catmull in Pixar Pickle?

Daily Variety reports that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is looking into evidence that Pixar may have used bogus dates for stock options issued to principles John Lasseter ... Continue Reading →

Steve Marmel, Co-Exec Producer / Head Writer for Yin Yang Yo!

Steve Marmel was performing stand-up comedy in a club in Los Angeles when he was approached by an executive from Hanna-Barbera and asked if he wanted to write for a new animated series ... Continue Reading →

Mainframe Directors Resign

IDT’s Stephen Brown, Morris Berger, Marcelo Fischer and John Hyde have stepped down as directors of Canadian CG animation powerhouse Mainframe Ent. Inc. with the completion of ... Continue Reading →

Simpsons Exec Producer Joins Gigapix

Former Film Roman president and CEO David Pritchard as been named president of Los Angeles-based animation and vfx house GigaPix Studio. The five-time Emmy Award-winning exec producer ... Continue Reading →

R.I.P. Red Buttons

Popular comedian and Academy Award-winning actor Red Buttons passed away Thursday at the age of 87. Calif. Animation fans remember him best as Hoagy in Disney’s 1976 classic feature ... Continue Reading →

Director Talks Superman: Brainiac Attacks

Curt Geda knows his superheroes. After working as a storyboard designer on the 1993 fan-favorite home video feature Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, he went on to helm episodes of The ... Continue Reading →