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We are sad to report the passing of TV animation veteran Jim Duffy this weekend after a long battle with cancer. He passed peacefully at home in his sleep surrounded by his family at the age of 75. Duffy was born in the U.S., but spent his career between London [...]
Glen Keane, one of the leading animated talents of the past 40 years, announced on Friday that he is leaving Disney. Keane, whose many credits at the studio include The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin, played a key role in the animation revival of the 1990′s. He [...]
Long-time Toei Animation executive Hiroyuki Kinoshita was named CEO of Toei Animation Enterprises, and COO of Toei Animation Inc. and Toei Animation Europe S.A.S. on Friday. Since joining Toei in 2004 as director of business planning, Kinoshita has served as CFO and secretary and treasurer of Toei Animation Inc., director [...]
Cake Entertainment has named former Chorion exec Helen Blayney VP of international sales in a restructuring announced today. At Chorion, Blayney worked on preschool properties including Noddy, Max & Ruby and Famous Five across territories including Scandinavia, Benelux, Ireland, Mediterranean, Eastern Europe, Israel, South Africa and the Middle East. She worked [...]
French graphic artist Pascal Witaszek has caused a bit of a stir by creating a poster for a nonexistent biopic of Walt Disney that a lot of people wish was really happening. Here it is: What do you think, Animag readers? Is this a good idea? Is Ryan Gosling?
Donald D. Markstein, a longtime fan and activist for comics and animation and creator of the Toonopedia website, has died due to respiratory failure at age 65. According to his biography at the Toonpedia website, Markstein fell in love with cartoons and comics at an early age. He accumulated tens [...]
Jean Giraud, whose comic book work and film designs under his own name and his science fiction nom de plume Moebius made him one of the most acclaimed and influential artists in the world, died Saturday after a long struggle with cancer at his home in Paris at the age [...]
Iconic songwriting legend Robert Sherman has passed away at the age of 86 in London. Sherman and his brother Richard were behind such timeless classic tunes as Disneyland’s “It’s a Small World After All” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “A Spoonful of Sugar” (Mary Poppins) and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” Sherman’s agent, [...]
Ralph McQuarrie, the Oscar-winning concept artist behind such iconic Star Wars characters as Chewbacca, R2-D2, C-3P0, Darth Vader and Boba Fett passed away Saturday, March 3, at the age of 82. McQuarrie was an influential designer whose work on films such as George Lucas’ Star Wars series, Raiders of the [...]
Kevin Geiger, president and CEO of Magic Dumpling Entertainment, has accepted as position as a resident foreign consultant to the China 3D Film & Television Association, an organization commissioned with setting standards for stereoscopic production and exhibition by China’s State Administration of Radio, Film & Television (SARFT). “I am honored [...]