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 →

Vinton Sues Vinton Studios Heads

According to The Oregonian, Vinton Studios founder Will Vinton has filed suit against five members of Vinton Studios’ board of directors, including Nike founder Phil Knight. Vinton ... Continue Reading →

The Voice of Tom Terrific Silenced

Lionel Wilson, the voice actor behind the Tom Terrific cartoons featured on the Captain Kangaroo show, died from pneumonia on April 30 in Manhattan. He was 79. Born Lionel Lazarus ... Continue Reading →

Allcroft Leaves HIT

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Thomas the Tank Engine creator Britt Allcroft has resigned from HIT Ent. home of the Bob the Builder and Barney properties. Allcroft, who was appointed ... Continue Reading →

Wright is Right Man for Qurios Entertainment

Hartlepool, U.K.-based studio Qurios Entertainment announced the addition of Cieran Wright to its animation team. Wright joins Qurios from Acclaim, where he worked on a number of game ... Continue Reading →

Paul Vester swims with DUCK

Acclaimed artist Paul Vester has joined the roster of Los Angeles-based DUCK Studio’s (formerly known as Duck Soup Studio) directors available for commercial work. British-born ... Continue Reading →

Toon Boom Technologies Names New President

Toon Boom Technologies Inc. president Jacques Bilodeau has left the company, prompting the board of directors to promote COO Joan Vogelesang to the directorial position. She has been ... Continue Reading →

Henry Selick Directs at Carl’s Fine Films

Henry Selick, director of the Tim Burton-produced stop-motion holiday classic The Nightmare Before Christmas, will lend his talents to TV ads for San Francisco-based commercial animation ... Continue Reading →

Jim Danforth: Stop-Motion Legend

In the world of stop-motion special effects animation, the name Jim Danforth is as big as the towering dinosaurs he brought to life in the fantasy classic When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth. ... Continue Reading →