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Tackling the Big Questions

Several of this year’s Oscar contenders discuss their biggest challenges, triumphs, inspirations and the state of animation in a very good year. Peter Lord – Director, ... Continue Reading →
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Woodbury Animation Founder Jack Bosson Has Died

Jack Bosson, founder and chair of Woodbury University’s animation department for three years, has died. Animation historian Jerry Beck made the announcement earlier this week. Bosson ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Hires Jill Sanford as VP of Animation Development

Nickelodeon has named former Disney’s director of series animation Jill Sanford as its new VP of animation development. Sanford will be responsible for all aspects of development ... Continue Reading →
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‘Tom Thumb’ Director Dave Borthwick Passes Away

We were saddened by the recent death of British stop-motion animator Dave Borthwick, who died last week from complications from pneumonia. Borthwick, who was the co-founder of Bristol-based ... Continue Reading →
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Katzenberg Extends DreamWorks Contract through 2017

It looks like Jeffrey is going to stay at the Shrek House for at least another five years. An article in the Hollywood Reporter revealed that the CEO of DreamWorks Animation Jeffrey ... Continue Reading →
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Cinesite Appoints Eamonn Butler Animation Director

Leading digital visual effects house Cinesite has announced it has appointed Eamonn Butler as animation director to head up its expanding animation division. Butler joins the studio ... Continue Reading →
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Harmony Gold Founder Sentenced in Berlusconi Tax Trial

Further proof that the world of animation is not purely a candy-coated, kid-friendly wonderland: Harmony Gold USA founder Frank Agrama, who is best known for exec producing the dubs ... Continue Reading →
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Animator Run Wrake Has Died

U.K.-based animator and illustrator Run Wrake, whose 2005 short film Rabbit won the Best Film Award at the British Animation Awards as well as the McLaren Award at the Edinburgh Film ... Continue Reading →
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Nicolas Villarreal Launches ‘Pasteurized’ Book Campaign

Nicolas Villarreal’s animated short Pasteurized has been slowly building buzz on the festival circuit over the past few months. The resourceful artist and teacher also launched a ... Continue Reading →
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Paul Frank Tapped as BabyFirst’s EVP of Development

U.S.-based baby-focused TV channel BabyFirst has appointed veteran TV exec Paul Frank as its exec VP of series development in conjunction with plans to launch new prime time programs ... Continue Reading →