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Former Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) president and Emmy and WGA Award-winning writer Patric M. Verrone will receive the WGAW’s 2012 Morgan Cox Award in recognition of his service to the Guild, the organization announced. Verrone will be honored at the ceremony set for Sunday, February 19 at the [...]
Dublin-based animation studio Kavaleer Productions has announced Emmy-winning director Timothy Björklund has signed on to the acclaimed toon house. Björklund, a San Francisco native, has worked in the animation industry for over 20 years, in that time earning two Outstanding Animation Emmys for his work on the hit Disney series [...]
Gregg Taylor is the new head of development at DreamWorks Animation. Taylor will replace Alex Schwartz who will be working on the upcoming feature adaptation of Mr. Peabody & Sherman as producer. Prior to his new post, Tyalor was a senior development and production executive, overseeing DreamWorks Animation’s franchises, including [...]
Zodiak Media Group has rebranded as Zodiak Media and announced new corporate appointments to drive future development. CEO of Marathon Media, Vincent Chalvon Demersay, is appointed Chief Strategy Officer for the group (a role in which he will work closely with Group COO Jonathan Slow and his team) and in [...]
Rich Magallanes has been promoted to the job of senior VP of current series at Nickelodeon Animation. Magallanes’ new job calls for him to oversee production as the executive in charge of the series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness and The Penguins of [...]
Richard Alf, one of the co-founders of San Diego’s Comic-Con, has died from pancreatic cancer at age 59, reports The Associated Press. Friend and fellow Comic-Con co-founder Mike Towry noted that Alf planned the San Diego convention in 1969 at the age of 17. He financed the first three cons, [...]
Animated People Dino Stamatopoulos, Creator Moral Orel, Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole We couldn’t resist the chance to catch up with the talented and always-quotable Dino Stamatopoulos on the occasion of the second season debut of the Annie Award-nominated Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole on Adult Swim this month. Stamatpoulos, who has a huge [...]
Vincent Cafarelli, a noted figure in the New York animation scene for over 60 years and co-founder of Buzzco Associates studio, died of natural causes December 1 in Brooklyn, NY. He was 81 years old. Cafarelli got his start as a teenager at Paramount’s Famous Studios back in 1948, working [...]
The animation community lost another great talent this past Friday with the passing of effects animators Dorse Lanpher at the age of 76. Lanpher began his career at Disney in the late 1950s, working on such classics as Sleeping Beauty, The Sword in the Stone and Hundred and One Dalmatians. [...]
We are sad to report that animator and layout artist Dan Mills, whose credits include He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and Family Guy died earlier this month at the age of 80. Mills, who worked for Disney, Snowball, Hanna-Barbera, Filmation, Hyperion, Universal and Fox Animation, began his career [...]