Director, Designer Rand Signs with DUCK

Award-winning director Natasha Rand has signed on with DUCK, a Los Angeles-based creative studio that specializes in commercials, music videos, short films and web content. Rand comes ... Continue Reading →

Knight Rises to Top Spot at LAIKA

Travis Knight is the new CEO and president of LAIKA, the Portland-based animation studio behind the hit 3-D stop-motion feature film Coraline. Knight sits on LAIKA’s board and ... Continue Reading →

Michel OcelotDirector, Azur and Asmar

American audiences will finally get a chance to enjoy Michel Ocelot’s acclaimed animated feature Azur and Asmar: The Princes’ Quest on March 17 when the movie comes out ... Continue Reading →

Randisi to Head Nick’s Global Consumer Products Office

Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products have promoted Jean-Philippe Randisi as managing director of the company’s international operations. Randisi comes to the job from the ... Continue Reading →

Lake to Manage Imageworks

Sony Pictures Imageworks has promoted Randy Lake to the post of executive vice president and general manager. Lake will manage overall operations, strategy and planning for the visual ... Continue Reading →

Emud Mokhberi, Oscar-nominated co-director, Oktapodi

We had the chance to catch up with animator Emud Mokhberi, co-director of the Oscar-nominated short Oktapodi, which has also received numerous awards on the festival circuit in the ... Continue Reading →

Sherman Gives Voice to Alzheimer’s Fight

Dina Sherman’s voice has earned her a career on such animated fare as Naruto and Digimon‘but its real power is just now being felt in the fight against Alzheimer’s ... Continue Reading →

Jetix Europe Gets New CEO

Paul Taylor has exited and John Hardie has entered as Jetix Europe’s new chief executive officer, according to multiple news sources. Variety reports that Hardie will retain his ... Continue Reading →

Kochinski Goes to Radical 3D

Digital effects house Radical 3D has added Mark Kochinski as visual effects supervisor. Kochinski’s experience as a leader and animator will be employed on the new 3D series ... Continue Reading →

Jonas Odell, Director, Lies

Last month, Swedish animator Jonas Odell won the top prize for international shorts at Sundance for his new film, Lies. This highly stylized projects features three episodes dealing ... Continue Reading →