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 →

Grand Dame of CBBC Ani Steps Down; Create’s Carrington Steps Up

Theresa Plummer-Andrews, one of the most respected development execs in television animation, announced today that she is retiring from her post as head of acquisitions for CBBC. Stepping ... Continue Reading →

Levy Named Sr. VP of Marketing at Sony Pictures Digital

Don Levy has been assigned to the post of Sr. VP of marketing and communications at Sony Pictures Digital (SPD). Prior to joining Sony, he worked as a freelance production publicist ... Continue Reading →

Spike Brandt & Tony Cervone

For this installment of Animated People, we decided to take a journey into the 24th 1/2 Century with Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone, supervising producers/directors of the new Duck Dodgers ... Continue Reading →

Fox Kids Europe Names New Commercial Sales Head

Mel Alcock is the new executive director of commercial sales at Fox Kids Europe (www.foxkidseurope.com), where he will be in charge of advertising sales and sponsorship revenue for ... Continue Reading →