Dave Michener

Disney Animation Artist Dave Michener Dies Age 85

Dave Michener, an animator and story artist with Disney for more than three decades, died at home in Los Angeles on February 15 from complications caused by a virus. He was 85 years ... Continue Reading →
Carlos Saldanha

Chilemonos Fest to Honor Blue Sky Director Carlos Saldanha

The Chilemonos International Animation Festival will be bestowing its “Iconic Director” award on Carlos Saldanha, the Brazilian-born filmmaker behind many of Blue Sky Studios’ ... Continue Reading →
Jessica Hogan

Cyber Group Expands LA Office with Development, Direct-to-Consumer Ops

Cyber Group Studios USA, a subsidiary of Paris-based animation powerhouse Cyber Group Studios, announced today the launch of two new operations for its Los Angeles office, with two ... Continue Reading →
Marianne Culbert

Marianne Culbert Is Portfolio’s New VP of Production

Portfolio Entertainment has tapped award-winning kids’ producer Marianne Culbert as its Vice President of Production. The new veep brings more than 30 years of animation studio service ... Continue Reading →
Joe Clokey. Courtesy Cathie Lou Parker

‘Gumby’ Caretaker, Producer Joe Clokey Dies Age 56

Joe Clokey, a producer and consultant who shepherded the iconic claymation franchise Gumby created by his father Art Clokey (1921-2010) in the 1950s, has died age 56. Family friend ... Continue Reading →
Mark Miller

VFX Vet Mark Miller Heads Alkemy X LA Expansion

Creative content company Alkemy X is expanding to the West Coast, and has hired Emmy-nominated visual effects veteran Mark Miller to head its Los Angeles-based VFX and post-production ... Continue Reading →
Shane Mang

Shane Mang to Oversee Global Licensing for Jim Henson Co.

Shane Mang has joined The Jim Henson Company as Executive Director of Global Consumer Products, charged with overseeing licensing activities for JHC’s beloved children’s brands, ... Continue Reading →
Animation UK

Animation UK, UK Screen Alliance Name Council Reps

Key audiovisual industry policy-making bodies UK Screen Alliance and Animation UK, which united in 2016, have elected new council representatives. The UK Screen Facilities Council election ... Continue Reading →
Meg Guidon

Meg Guidon to Lead nineteentwenty’s New Longform VFX Dept.

VFX post-production vet Meg Guidon has joined London-based nineteentwenty to lead the company’s new longform visual effects department. Guidon will apply her two decades of career ... Continue Reading →
Eric Cherry

Eric Cherry to Lead Global Biz Dev from New Rooster Teeth London

Online entertainment powerhouse Rooster Teeth has opened an office in London, England and added Global Business Development lead Eric Cherry to the team. From London, Cherry will execute ... Continue Reading →