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Marjorie Cohn, Nickelodeon’s president of content development, is leaving the cabler. Nickelodeon Group president Cyma Zarghami announced her departure in a company-wide email on Monday, according to Deadline.com. The 24-year veteran of the kids cable network oversaw the development of animated series such as The Penguins of Madagascar and Fanboy [...]
Kick Buttowksi‘s dad is the new head of content and creative at Fandango. The movie site has hired Sandro Corsaro, the creator of Disney XD’s animated series Kick Buttowksi: Suburban Devil as its new VP of content and creative. As the company’s new chief creative executive, Corsaro will provide strategic and [...]
Edward Levitt, a background painter for Walt Disney Animation Studios during animation’s Golden Age and a key influence on the Cartoon Modern movement of the 1950s, died April 2 in Palmdale, California. He was 96 years old, Cartoon Brew reports. Born in New York City April 17, 1916, Levitt grew [...]
The upcoming Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market (June 10-15, 2013) will see Italian cartoon legend Bruno Bozzetto honored with the coveted ASIFA Prize for outstanding achievement in the art of animation. The 75-year-old animator, who produced his first short in 1958, will be awarded the Prize during a special [...]
Karen K. Miller has been promoted to Disney Channels Worldwide’s VP of programming strategy, acquisitions and co-productions. She has been with Disney since 2011. In her new position, Miller will continue to be responsible for directing the development of overall scheduling strategies to ensure regional and local programming plans are [...]
The Muppets co-creator and philanthropist Jane Henson, the widow of the beloved Jim Henson, died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. She was 78. Born in Queens, New York, Jane Nebel met Henson while they were both attending a puppetry class at the Univ. of Maryland in 1954. Together they [...]
Owen Hurley has been named the new creative director of Technicolor’s Animation and Games group. Hurley will be based at Technicolor Digital Productions’ animation studio in Bangalore, India where he will oversee creative development. He will oversee the artistic and creative expertise of Technicolor’s studio in India and executing on [...]
One of the most celebrated figures in the animated comic-heroes universe is putting away his cape as DC animated universe guiding light Bruce Timm has stepped down from his position as supervising producer. Voices of Krypton reports Timm will be replaced by another DCAU veteran, James Tucker, who gave an [...]
Don Payne, a co-executive producer of The Simpsons and screenwriter of comic-book blockbuster Thor passed away in Los Angeles at the age of 48 due to cancer. He is survived by his wife and three children. “Don was a wonderful writer and an even more wonderful man,” The Simpsons showrunner [...]
Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, has announced that industry veteran Christian Kubsch has joined the studio as president. Kubsch will oversee Method’s global operations, including the main studio in Los Angeles as well as locations in London, Vancouver, Sydney, Melbourne, New York, Chicago, Detroit and Atlanta. The [...]