Mischel Ready for New Rainmaker Role

Vancouver-based vfx. animation and post house Rainmaker has tapped Rick Mischel to serve in a new role as an executive producer with a ‘first look’ deal. Rainmaker recently ... Continue Reading →

Hollander Gets Animated About Pixar

Former Rhythm & Hues film division president Richard Hollander has ankled his position to join Pixar Animation studio as a producer, according to a story in The Hollywood Reporter. ... Continue Reading →

Bob Boyle, Creator of Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! and Yin Yang Yo!

With two hit series on the air, Bob Boyle barely has enough time to dream up new show ideas, much less talk to reporters about his humble beginnings, his burgeoning career and his love ... Continue Reading →

More Layoffs at Disney

Daily Variety reports that the Walt Disney Feature Animation is laying off approximately 20% of its staff. The toon unit was spared during the summer belt-tightening axe drop, but now ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Composer Shirley Walker Dies

Film and television composer Shirley Walker died Wednesday from complications associated with a stroke at the age of 61. She was perhaps best known for scoring episodes of the popular ... Continue Reading →

Chomet Recruiting for Feature

Sylvain Chomet, director of the Oscar-nominated animated feature The Triplets of Belleville, is looking for a few good animators and other artists for his upcoming 2D feature, The Illusionist. ... Continue Reading →

Register Grants First Look to Cartoon Network

Sam Register, who has overseen development of such hit Cartoon Network series as Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, Ben 10 and Teen Titans, has inked a first-look deal with the cable outlet to develop ... Continue Reading →

Happy Feet Composer John Powell

While he devotes a lot of his time to live-action blockbusters such as The Bourne Supremecy and X-Men: The Last Stand, composer John Powell has carved out a comfortable but challenging ... Continue Reading →

GigaPix Taps Graff for VFX, Post

GigaPix Studios has hired Clark Graff to serve as head of post-production and its recently formed visual effects division. Graff’s first task with the company will be overseeing ... Continue Reading →

Marathon’s Bremond Embraces CAOZ

Marathon Intl. co-founder Olivier Bremond has joined the board of directors of CAOZ Animation, a toon production facility based in Reykjavik, Iceland. The studio is best known for its ... Continue Reading →