Jacobson Takes ILM’s Marketing Reins

Lucasfilm Ltd.’s Industrial Light & Magic has hired vfx industry veteran Joni Jacobson to head its new Los Angeles offices in the newly created role of executive in charge ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks Animation Makes Exec Decisions

As it ramps up to produce two CG theatrical releases and additional direct-to-video features each year, DreamWorks Animation has brought John Batter back on board as a senior production ... Continue Reading →

Jim Henson Co. Adds Lust to Film Unit

The Jim Henson Co. has hired Jason Lust to serve as senior VP of its Feature Films division. Reporting to co-CEO Lisa Henson, Lust will oversee and expand the company’s animated ... Continue Reading →

Animation Director David Schaub Journeys to Narnia for Sony Pictures Imageworks

For someone like David Schaub, going to work must be like stepping through C.S. Lewis’ magical wardrobe every day. As an animation director and supervisor for Sony Pictures Imageworks, ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks Animation Taps Prez

CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg has promoted board member Lewis Coleman to the newly created position of president of DreamWorks Animation. The former Bank of America exec will focus solely ... Continue Reading →

Disney Cooks Up New Job for Bacon

Daily Variety reports that former senior VP of production Bob Bacon has been upped to the newly created post of exec VP of Walt Disney Feature Animation (WDFA). Reporting to unit president ... Continue Reading →

Berenstain Bears Creator Dies at 82

We were sad to hear about the recent passing of Stan Berenstain, who created the hugely successful Berenstain Bears series of children’s books with his wife, Jan Berenstain, who ... Continue Reading →

Former Disney Chief Walker Dies at 89

E. Cardon “Card” Walker, who succeeded Roy O. Disney as president and CEO of The Walt Disney Co. in 1971, passed away on Monday, Nov. 29. The 89-year-old succumbed to congestive ... Continue Reading →

Mulan’s Morita Dead at 73

The industry is mourning the loss of prolific Asian-American actor Pat Morita, who passed away from natural causes at his home in Las Vegas on Thursday, Nov. 24, at the age of 73. Morita ... Continue Reading →

Disney TV Ani Prez Blumberg Resigns

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Barry Blumberg will step down as president of Walt Disney Television Animation (WDTVA). His impending departure comes as WDTVA enters a restructuring ... Continue Reading →