Duck Hunt Snares Rising Animator

Los Angeles, Calif.-based animation studio Duck has signed award-winning animator Jeff Drew to its roster of directors available for commercial work. Drew’s short film Walk has ... Continue Reading →

Zodiac Media President Dead at 28

Toronto-based animation and live-action producer Zodiac Media has announced the passing of company president H. Paul Gill. The cause of death has not been released. Gill was only 28 ... Continue Reading →

Lombardo Named Cinesite President

Dan Lombardo has been named president of Cinesite Hollywood, the visual effects house and Kodak subsidiary that has recently restructured to focus on digital imaging services for the ... Continue Reading →

Comedian/Voiceover Actor Hackett Dies

Beloved comedian and actor Buddy Hackett, who provided the voice of Scuttle in both Little Mermaid films, passed away this week at the age of 78. His body was found in his Southern ... Continue Reading →

Disneytoon Studios Names VP, Production

Michelle Pappalardo-Robinson has been appointed VP of production for DisneyToon Studios. In her new role, Robinson will oversee production for the animation studio’s home video ... Continue Reading →

Disney TV Int’l Names New Programming VP

Walt Disney Television International (WDTV-I) has promoted Disney Channel Germany managing director Michael Kreissl to VP of programming and production for WDTV-I – Europe, Middle ... Continue Reading →

TOKYOPOP Appoints Licensing and Merchandise Sales Director

As the Licensing Show wraps up in New York City this week, major manga publisher TOKYOPOP Inc. announces the appointment of Kathryn Klingler to the newly created position of licensing ... Continue Reading →


CINAR Corp. has appointed Richard Genest, CA, to the post of Sr. VP and CFO of the Company. Genest, who has more than 20 years experience in finance with large and publicly traded corporations, ... Continue Reading →

Vinton Back in Motion

After a brief spell in the show-biz wilderness, Oscar-winning, Claymation© guru Will Vinton is back with new projects and a new agent. A couple of weeks after being laid off by ... Continue Reading →

Sesame Opens New Doors to Van Roden

Pete van Roden has been named the new VP of themed entertainment at nonprofit educational organization Sesame Workshop. The newly created position will report to Karen Gruenberg, executive ... Continue Reading →