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Italian VFX Artist Carlo Rambaldi Dies at 86

We were saddened by the recent death of Italian special effects wizard Carlo Rambaldi, who is best known for this work on Steven Spielberg’s E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Ridley Scott’s ... Continue Reading →
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DC Comics Legend Joe Kubert Passes Away

DC comic book artist Joe Kubert, has died at the age of 85. Best known for creating the characters Sgt. Rock and Hawkman, Kubert was also the founder of the Kubert School of cartooning ... Continue Reading →
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Brenda Chapman Leaves Pixar for Mystery Lucasfilm Project

Brenda Chapman, who was the original director on Pixar’s Brave before being removed from the project, has reportedly left Pixar and is working as a consultant for Lucasfilm Animation. According ... Continue Reading →
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Animator Akira Daikubara Passes Away

The Anido animator’s group revealed over the weekend the sad news that early Toei animator Akira Daikubara had passed away from pneumonia on June 17, Anime News Network reports. Daikubara ... Continue Reading →
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Rob Powers Promoted to LightWave 3D Group President

NewTek announced today the creation of the LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., based in Burbank, Calif. The new division will focus on delivering visualization and 3D products ... Continue Reading →
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David Steinberg to Oversee Nick’s Animation Studios

Former Starz Animation president David Steinberg is the new senior VP of production, for Nick Animation Studios in Burbank, says The Hollywood Reporter. He will now oversee all animation ... Continue Reading →
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Takagi is Toei’s New Prez

Long-time company executive Katsuhiro Takagi has been named President, Toei Animation Co., Ltd., the studio announced. Takagi’s former title was Senior Director for the company. Takagi ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Legend Ginny Tyler Dies

Actress Ginny Tyler, who was recognized as a Disney Legend in 2006 for her many vocal performances over the years, passed away July 13 of natural causes in Issaquah, Washington at age ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Animation President Vanessa Morrison Renews Deal

Fox Animation Studios president Vanessa Morrison has renewed her deal with Fox Filmed Entertainment (FFE), it was announced today by FFE chairmen Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman. Brian ... Continue Reading →
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10 Minutes with Billy West

The versatile voice actor talks about his gig on Futurama and offers a few tips on making it in the toon business. Billy West must be one of the busiest voice actors in the animation ... Continue Reading →