Jane Jetson Voice Singleton Dies

Penny Singleton, the voice talent behind Jane Jetson in Hanna-Barbera\’s popular animated series The Jetsons, passed away Wednesday at the age of 95, according to the Associated ... Continue Reading →

Eisner is Motion Picture Pioneer of the Year

The Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation will honor Walt Disney Company chairman-CEO Michael D. Eisner with the distinction of Pioneer of the Year. Esteemed musician and Disney ... Continue Reading →

Simon Philips Is New Managing Director of 4Kids Int’l

Simon Philips succeeds retiring Clive Hill as managing director of 4Kids Ent. Int’l Ltd. In 2003 Philips was appointed to the LIMA board of directors as the international representative, ... Continue Reading →

Belmer Named COO of Canal Plus

Rodolphe Belmer, formerly director of development at Canal Plus, will be chief operational officer for the pay-TV arm of French media and telecommunications company Vivendi Universal, ... Continue Reading →

O’Donnell Named DIC’s Sr. VP, Creative Affairs

DIC Ent. has named Kevin O’Donnell to the newly created position of Sr. VP of creative affairs. He will work directly with the company’s chairman and CEO, Andy Heyward, ... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday Ollie Johnston!

Animation Magazine extends our best wishes to animation legend Ollie Johnston on his 91 birthday. One of Disney’s elite "9 Old Men," Johnston and long-time collaborator ... Continue Reading →

Simensky to Begin Work at PBS Kids

Linda Simensky is set to leave her post as Sr. VP of original animation at Cartoon Network and assume the role of Sr. director of children’s programming for PBS. She has made ... Continue Reading →

DisneyToon Ups Four

As it gears up to take up some of the slack from the recently shuttered Walt Disney Animation Japan, DisneyToon Studios has announced the promotion of four key players at its Los Angeles ... Continue Reading →

Dr. Seuss Goes Postal

A new U.S. postage stamp features the image of beloved children’s author Theodor Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss). According to the Associated Press, Geisel’s widow introduced the ... Continue Reading →

Atkin to Leave VES Helm

Visual Effects Society (VES) founding exec. director Tom Atkin will step down when his contract expires at the end of July 2004. Atkin has seen the organization grow exponentially since ... Continue Reading →