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Veteran Producer Saperstein Launches Surprise Bag

Veteran animation and children’s programming producer Frank Saperstein has announced the launch of his new banner, Surprise Bag. Surprise Bag intends to expands into a more diverse ... Continue Reading →
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Greenlight Jobs’ Christine Kent Dies at Age 46

Christine Kent, who worked as a career coach, recruiter and counselor at Animag partner Greenlight Jobs, died Sept. 8 at age 46 after a brief illness. In a tribute on Greenlight Jobs’ ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Digital Animation, Cinema Pioneer Lambert Dies

Bob Lambert, a former Disney executive who played a key role in the development of computer animation and the transition to digital cinema, died of unnamed causes Friday at the age ... Continue Reading →
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Lee Adams to Oversee Assorted Nuts’ L.A. Office

Assorted Nuts Animation Studios has opened a new office in Los Angeles titled Assorted Nuts Entertainment. The new arm of the studio will focus on the studio’s existing TV, feature ... Continue Reading →
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Digital Domain CEO Steps Down, Stocks Fall

John Textor has resigned as Digital Domain’s CEO and chairman of the board. Variety reports that longtime company exec Ed Ulbrich will take over as chief executive as part of a strategic ... Continue Reading →
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Katzenberg to Receive Academy’s Humanitarian Honor

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences board of governors voted this week to present the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg. Other honorary ... Continue Reading →
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Hicks Is Nick’s New President of Content/Production

Russell Hicks, a 14-year Nickelodeon veteran and its Chief Creative Officer since 2008, has been named to the new position of President, Content Development and Production for the Nickelodeon ... Continue Reading →
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‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ Director Arrested for Making Bomb Threat

Anime director Masaki Kitamura has been arrested by Osaka police for allegedly threatening to crash his truck into pedestrians and to “stab whoever I can with a knife before committing ... Continue Reading →
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Count Puppeteer Jerry Nelson Dies at 78

Jerry Nelson, the Emmy-winning puppeteer best known for playing the famous Count von Count on Sesame Street, died Thursday (August 23) of unspecified causes, according to CBC Radio-Canada. ... Continue Reading →
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Animator Tissa David Passes Away at 91

We were saddened by the recent news that New York-based indie animation artist Tissa David passed away last night at age 91 from a brain tumor. The news was first reported on animation ... Continue Reading →