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Illumination Entertainment, the company behind last year’s underdog hit Despicable Me and 2013’s The Lorax, has tapped Brooke Braton to be the senior production executive and Kit Giardono to take over as director of development. Meanwhile Kirstin Wong-Ward, who was company founder and CEO Chris Meledandri’s exec assistant has been [...]
Mind Candy today announced the appointment of ex-Kabillion exec Brad Schultz as Head of Moshi TV - a new online TV platform set to appeal to Moshi’s 50 million registered users worldwide. Based out of a newly formed LA office, Schultz will be responsible for overseeing and driving forward the company’s [...]
The company behind Pocoyo, Zinkia Entertainment, has named Inigo Pastor as general manager. As General Manager, former Disney veteran Pastor will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of Zinkia and will also focus on the retail and commercial aspects of the Company’s numerous entertainment brands, including its flagship property, Pocoyo. Pastor [...]
Few animators have been as influential as Chuck Jones, who would have turned 99 years old today. Jones directed many of the best Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts for Warner Bros., delivering some of the best takes on great characters like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, the Road Runner and [...]
Veteran animator and supervising director of Star Wars: The Clone Wars discusses the digital evolution of his job. In the eight years I had worked in animation, I had never once touched a computer related to my work. Everything I had worked on was traditional hand drawn animation, from my [...]
Tom Wilson, the talented illustrator who created the optimistic Ziggy character for American Greetings, passed away Friday from complications due to pneumonia at a hospital in Cincinnati. He was 80. Wilson first published Ziggy in 1969 in a cartoon collection titled When You’re Not Around. The strip, which was launched [...]
Gary Marsh has been promoted to president, Disney Channels Worldwide. He will also continue in his role as the Channel’s Chief Creative Officer. The news follows the decision by Carolina Lightcap to step down as president, Disney Channels Worldwide. In this new position, Mr. Marsh will have full creative oversight [...]
Little Airplane’s founder and president talks about his two new preschool series Small Potatoes and 3rd & Bird, which will both premiere on Disney Channel ‘s Junior block this month. It’s been five years since Josh Selig’s innovative, award-winning show The Wonder Pets! changed the TV preschool scene with its [...]
Russian multi-platform studio Riki Group has named American animation veteran Michael Mennies as its new director of international development and production. Based at the newly established U.S. offices in Philadelphia, Pa., Mennies is responsible for the trans-media development of Riki’s rich library of IP’s and sourcing new concepts from in-house [...]
If you enjoy your Discovery Channel programs packed with dramatic illustrations and eye-popping vfx, then this week’s four-hour Dinosaur Revolution should be on your must-watch list. Premiering at 9 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4 and Sunday, Sept. 11 this beautifully produced program will offer a new take on the prehistoric [...]