Cartoon Net’s Arnesen Kicked Upstairs, Goes Global

The exec who headed successful co-prods for the Cartoon Network in Europe has apparently done such a boffo job his bosses are giving him a leg-up and a new job. Finn Arnesen has been ... Continue Reading →

Keenan Gets More Creative At House Of Looney

Add another creative notch on Warner honcho Christopher Keenan’s belt. The Warner Bros. Animation exec has been promoted to senior vice president, creative affairs, it was announced ... Continue Reading →

HIT Restructures Brand and Marketing Teams

In its efforts to streamline and strengthen the company for future growth, kid TV producer and distributor HIT Ent. has consolidated its U.S. brand and marketing teams under the leadership ... Continue Reading →

Cosgrove Hall Founder Retires

Twenty Seven years after forming Cosgrove Hall Films with Brian Cosgrove, Mark Hall has announced his official retirement. Following in his partner’s footsteps, Hall leaves the ... Continue Reading →

JadooWorks COO Joins Television Academy

Ashish Kulkarni, COO of jadooWorks Animation Studio, has been elected to the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. As an Associate representing animation, he will be ... Continue Reading →

Duck Hunt Snares Rising Animator

Los Angeles, Calif.-based animation studio Duck has signed award-winning animator Jeff Drew to its roster of directors available for commercial work. Drew’s short film Walk has ... Continue Reading →

Zodiac Media President Dead at 28

Toronto-based animation and live-action producer Zodiac Media has announced the passing of company president H. Paul Gill. The cause of death has not been released. Gill was only 28 ... Continue Reading →

Lombardo Named Cinesite President

Dan Lombardo has been named president of Cinesite Hollywood, the visual effects house and Kodak subsidiary that has recently restructured to focus on digital imaging services for the ... Continue Reading →

Comedian/Voiceover Actor Hackett Dies

Beloved comedian and actor Buddy Hackett, who provided the voice of Scuttle in both Little Mermaid films, passed away this week at the age of 78. His body was found in his Southern ... Continue Reading →

Disneytoon Studios Names VP, Production

Michelle Pappalardo-Robinson has been appointed VP of production for DisneyToon Studios. In her new role, Robinson will oversee production for the animation studio’s home video ... Continue Reading →