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Patrick Osborne to Deliver Cogswell Commencement Address

Sunnyvale, Calif.’s Cogswell College will host Academy Award-winning animation director Patrick Osborne (Feast) during the school’s commencement ceremonies on May 16. Osborne will ... Continue Reading →
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Wilson Out as Head of CBC Children’s Content

Kim Wilson has left her job as the longtime head of children’s content at the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. Wilson had been in charge of children’s content for the CBC since 2001. ... Continue Reading →
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Michel Besner Tapped as Toon Boom Prez

Toon Boom Animation has appointed Michel Besner as President, effective immediately. Besner joins the 2D animation and storyboarding software company from Meltwater, bringing over 20 ... Continue Reading →
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Milind Shinde Named Assemblage COO

A.K. Madhavan’s freshman animation studio Assemblage Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. has hired on industry veteran Milind D. Shinde as Chief Operating Officer and as a member of the company’s ... Continue Reading →
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Phil Lord and Chris Miller Receive Texas Avery Award

Reel FX, the Texan studio behind the Golden Globe-nominated The Book of Life, has presented the 9th annual “Texas” Avery Animation Award to Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, ... Continue Reading →
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Disneyland Producer Greg Smith Dies

Greg Smith, who for nearly three decades helped produce special live entertainment for Anaheim, California’s iconic Disneyland theme park, died March 12 from complications of lung ... Continue Reading →
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Chinese Animation Legend Ma Kexuan Dies

Chinese animation fans who grew up in the ‘80s and ‘90s are mourning the passing of national animation trailblazer Ma Kexuan, the artist and director who was the driving force behind ... Continue Reading →
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‘Brother Bear’ Director Bob Walker Dies

Disney artist and Oscar-nominated director Bob Walker died suddenly April 1 at his home in California at age 54. According to his hometown paper, the Ottawa Citizen, the suspected cause ... Continue Reading →
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Recording Legend Stan Freberg Dies at 88

Acclaimed satirist, radio and recording artist and animation voice actor Stan Freberg died April 7. He was 88. Freberg’s death was reported by his estranged son, Donavan Freberg, ... Continue Reading →