Comic-Book artist, Animator Toth Dies

Influential comic-book artist and animator Alex Toth died of heart failure at the age of 77 on May 27 at his home in Burbank, Calif. Having worked on such DC comics as Green Lantern, ... Continue Reading →

CG Pioneer Kovacs Dies

Academy Award-winning computer animation trailblazer Bill Kovacs died Tuesday from stroke complications in his home in Camarillo, Calif. The 56-year-old was best known as the co-founder ... Continue Reading →

Coppermann to Head T’l’ Images

Nicolas Coppermann, currently general secretary and deputy program director at M6, has been tapped to serve as head of T’l’ Images Studio. In the new role, he will be responsibility ... Continue Reading →

Lee Mendelson, Producer of This is America, Charlie Brown and all of the other Peanuts primetime specials

With the buzz of the approaching Comic-Con in the air and Paramount Home Entertainment releasing This is America, Charlie Brown on DVD this month, we thought it would be a great time ... Continue Reading →

Marvel’s Arad Resigns, Inks New Deal

As Marvel superhero characters burn up the box office in X-Men: The Last Stand, the company has announced that it has entered into a new business arrangement with producer Avi Arad, ... Continue Reading →

Nat Geo Appoints Head of Kid Sales

Karen Vermeulen has been hired as the first dedicated sales exec. for National Geographic Television International’s growing kids business. Based in London, Vermeulen will also ... Continue Reading →

Hampton Heads Disney Publishing

R. Russell Hampton, Jr. has been promoted to president of Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW), replacing Deborah Dugan, who announced her resignation earlier this week. Reporting to Disney ... Continue Reading →

Runel to Manage BKN New Media

Benoit Runel has been named managing director of BKN New Media, the largest operating subsidiary of global animation company BKN International AG. Runel will oversee all sales and marketing ... Continue Reading →

Edmund McMillen, Creator of Gish and other Flash Games

With the big Electronic Entertainment Expo known as E3 taking place in Los Angeles this month, we thought we’d devote this installment of Animated People to someone who has helped ... Continue Reading →

Classic Toon Creator Harvey Bullock Dies

Writer/producer Harvey Bullock, who penned scripts for such classic animated series as The Flintstones, The Jetsons and Top Cat, passed away at the age of 84 on April 24 in Laguna Beach, ... Continue Reading →