Isaac ‘Chef’ Hayes Dies

Recording artist Isaac Hayes earned an Oscar for his theme song to the 1971 hit action film Shaft, but for an entire generation of television viewers he’ll be remembered primarily ... Continue Reading →

Voice Artist Burson Dies

Accomplished voice performer Greg Burson died on July 22nd at the age of 59, according to animation writer/director Mark Evanier’s blog ( The Anaheim native ... Continue Reading →

Mischel Oversees Animation for Technicolor

Former Mainframe CEO Rick Mischel has joined Technicolor Content Services as exec VP of animation and interactive services. The unit combines Technicolor’s games division and ... Continue Reading →

Nick Ups Borkent for Acquisitions, Programming

MTV Networks Int’l has promoted Jules Borkent to senior VP of global acquisitions and international programming for Nickelodeon. In the newly created position will see Borkent ... Continue Reading →

Henson Taps Ewing to Sell Sid

The Jim Henson Co. has appointed children’s television industry veteran Sam Ewing to handle the international sales of its newest property, a CG-animated preschool TV series titled ... Continue Reading →

Corus Shakes Up Management

Corus Ent. has announced a number of changes to its senior management lineup. Effective Aug. 5, 2008, Scott Dyer will assume the role of chief technology officer, and Doug Murphy will ... Continue Reading →

Fink Heads VFX at Frantic Films

Academy Award Winner Michael L. Fink has been appointed president of visual effects worldwide for Frantic Films, a Division of Prime Focus Group. Working out of Frantic Films’ ... Continue Reading →

Brave Little Toaster Scribe Dies

Science-fiction fans are mourning the passing of author Thomas M Disch, whose children’s book The Brave Little Toaster was made into a popular animated series by Disney. Internet ... Continue Reading →

R.I.P Bozo the Clown

Larry Harmon, the entrepreneur who popularized Bozo the Clown more than 50 years ago, died of congestive heart failure on Thursday at the age of 83. Pinto Colvig, who provided the voice ... Continue Reading →

Thurop Van Orman, Creator Cartoon Network’s The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack

Thurop Van Orman’s beautifully animated and quirky toon, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, has developed a nice following since it debuted on Cartoon Network’s Thursday ... Continue Reading →