Janet Hsu

Janet Hsu Named Saban Brands CEO

Saban Brands has named Janet Hsu as its first-ever Chief Creative Officer, effective August 17. Hsu currently serves as president & COO of global lifestyle brand Sanrio, Inc. of ... Continue Reading →
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Toei MD Hiroyuki Kinoshita Dies

Anime News Network has reported that according to the online version of Japanese media trade paper Bunka Tsushin, Toei Animation’s managing director Hiroyuki Kinoshita died earlier ... Continue Reading →
Emily Whinnett

Emily Whinnett Appointed VP Creative for Cake

London-based Cake has appointed Chapman Entertainment’s former director of production & development Emily Whinnett as its new VP – Creative. Whinnett will work closely ... Continue Reading →
Jorge Gutierrez

Jorge Gutierrez Gives Online Q&A Saturday

Mexican animator, filmmaker and director Jorge Gutierrez — the visionary mind behind Reel FX’s The Book of Life and TV series El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera — ... Continue Reading →
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Portland’s Bent Inks Two-Year Production Pact

Producer Trever Stewart has signed a two-year production deal with Portland, Oregon-based Bent Image Lab, bringing his slate of animation projects to the rapidly growing Pacific Northwest ... Continue Reading →
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Triggerfish, Disney Partner on ‘Story Lab’ Program

South Africa’s Triggerfish Animation Studios will launch The Triggerfish Story Lab with the support of Disney and the country’s Department of Trade and Industry, according to Hollywood ... Continue Reading →
Hayao Miyazaki

Hayao Miyazaki Cancels Retirement Again

Legendary Japanese animator, director, writer and manga-ka Hayao Miyazaki has announced that he is putting his sixth attempt at retirement aside in order to take on his first wholly ... Continue Reading →
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Animator Andreas Deja Among New ‘Disney Legends’

Eight newly named Disney Legends will be honored at this year’s D23 Expo in Anaheim. Animator Andreas Deja, composer Danny Elfman and Star Wars creator George Lucas are among ... Continue Reading →
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Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Dies at 55

Nintendo has confirmed the death of company president Satoru Iwata, who passed July 11 at age 55. His death is linked to a growth in his bile duct, a condition which he last year underwent ... Continue Reading →
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AEF and ASIFA Announce Scholarship Recipients

ASIFA-Hollywood and the Animation Educators Forum (AEF) have announced the recipients of the 2015 AEF Scholarships, selected from a pool of 113 applicants vying. Three qualifying college ... Continue Reading →