Torill Kove, Director of Oscar-Winning Short The Danish Poet

Norwegian born animator Torill Kove had her first date with Oscar in 1999, when her short My Grandmother Ironed the King’s Shirts landed a well-deserved nomination. The talented ... Continue Reading →

Execs Upped at Fox Animation, Blue Sky

Led by the worldwide box-office bounty provided by the animated feature Ice Age: The Meltdown, Twentieth Century Fox enjoyed its most profitable year to date in 2006, and now some execs ... Continue Reading →

Bejuba! Hires New Distribution VP

Sandrine Pechels de Saint Sardos has been named VP of distribution for production and distribution company Bejuba! Ent. Reporting to company president Tatiana Kober, she will assist ... Continue Reading →

Fox Animation Head Leaves for Universal

Following its moderately successful dive into the feature animation biz with Curious George, Universal pictures is apparently amping up its efforts in the arena by stealing 20th Century ... Continue Reading →

Animator Pete Kleinow Dies

Accomplished animator, VFX artist and musician “Sneaky” Pete Kleinow has passed away at the age of 72. In addition to animating on the classic Art Clokey shows Gumby and ... Continue Reading →

Globe Heads Marketing for DreamWorks Animation

Anne Globe has been appointed DreamWorks Animation’s new head of worldwide marketing and consumer products. She takes over the post previously held by Terry Press, a longtime ... Continue Reading →

Buhaj Takes Programming Post at Jetix Europe

Marc Buhaj has been appointed senior VP of programming for Jetix Europe and will officially join the team on April 2. Since September of 2004, Buhaj has served as VP of programming ... Continue Reading →

Davis to Produce for Cookie Jar Ent.

In its continuing efforts to expand its slate of original animated productions, Cookie Jar Ent. has tapped Christine Davis to be its newest in-house producer. Reporting to VP of production ... Continue Reading →

Aardman Warms to Cockle for Development

As Aardman Animations works to expand its in-house television production operations, the Academy Award-winning toon studio has hired Jackie Cockle as a development producer with special ... Continue Reading →

Scooby-Doo Designer Takamoto Dies

Iwao Takamoto, the renowned animator responsible for designing Scooby-Doo and a number of other beloved Hanna-Barbera characters, has died at the age of 81. Like long-time colleague ... Continue Reading →