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Fresh off the 2012 edition of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival & MIFA market, the fest organizers have announced that Canadian producer, director and author Marcel Jean will replace longtime Artistic Director Serge Bromberg, starting with next year’s confab. “I am very happy to join the International Animation Film [...]
Jonathan Davis is the new exec VP of comedy development and animation at 20th Century Fox. Davis, who previously managed comedy development, will now oversee animation as well. Jennifer Howell, senior VP of animation, will now report to Davis, who reports to Fox chairs Dana Walden and Gary Newman. “Jonnie [...]
Curtis Lelash has been promoted to vice president of comedy animation for Cartoon Network. Lelash will oversee the development of Cartoon Network’s animated comedy series, which have helped drive the network to its current standing as the No. 1 network among boys 6-11 and 9-14. Creatively responsible for projects from pilot development through series [...]
Pixar is paying special tribute to Steve Jobs in the end credits of Brave. According to the Wall Street Journal, an early cut of the movie includes a moment in the end credits where a will-o’-the-wisp flits on screen around Jobs’ name. Jobs was co-founder and CEO of Pixar, in [...]
Don Levy, the well-respected and tireless senior VP of communications at Sony Pictures Digital, is leaving the company on June 4. Levy, who has been with the studio for 17 years, will be pursuing a new family entertainment project. He will also be a visiting scholar at USC and teach entertainment [...]
Good things happen when the worlds of professional basketball and animation collide—and no, for once we are not talking about Space Jam. We’re talking about the cool webtoon The LeBrons which just wrapped its first season after garnering over 50 million views on YouTube. Starring Miami Heat forward LeBron James, [...]
Mary Sandell is Portland-based animation house LAIKA’s new head of production, says The Hollywood Reporter. The animation veteran was a producer on the stop-motion studio’s Coraline and joined the company in 2005. She also worked as a producer on DreamWorks’ animated series, Father of the Pride, which aired on NBC. [...]
One of the most influential and beloved children’s artists of the 20th century, Maurice Sendak, died on Tuesday at the age of 83 from complications from a recent stroke. Sendak’s visually stunning and at-times disturbing books were especially prized by babyboomers who in turn, bought them for their children. His [...]
We are sad to report that animation producer Buzz Potamkin (1945-2012) passed away from pancreatic cancer on Sunday, April 22nd. The much-liked and talented Potamkin founded many animation companies throughout the years, including Perpetual Motion, Southern Star Productions, Visionary Media and Buzzco. He was responsible for many of the impressive [...]
Acclaimed director Henry Selick will direct a stop-motion adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book for Disney, says Deadline.com. The Newbery Medal award-winning book is a ghostly take on Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, about a young boy who is raised by ghosts in a graveyard. Selick directed the Oscar-nominated [...]