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Michael Hefferon Named President of Rainmaker Ent.

Vancouver-based Rainmaker Entertainment has appointed veteran feature film and television executive Michael Hefferon as president and executive producer, it was announced by Craig Graham, ... Continue Reading →
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Jamie Voris Promoted to CTO at Disney

Disney Chairman Alan Horn announced that Jamie Voris has been promoted to Chief Technology Officer, reporting to studio President Alan Bergman. Voris will oversee the development and ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Director Margaret Nichols Dies at 82

Veteran animator and director Margaret Nichols has passed away at the age of 82, reports Big Cartoon Database. The former executive board member of The Animation Guild from 1980 to ... Continue Reading →
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Pioneering Voice Actress Lucille Bliss Passes

Pioneering voice actress Lucille Bliss passed away on Thursday Night (Nov. 8), per Cartoon Brew. She was best known for voicing TV’s first cartoon character, Crusader Rabbit (1949), ... Continue Reading →
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Tackling the Big Questions

Several of this year’s Oscar contenders discuss their biggest challenges, triumphs, inspirations and the state of animation in a very good year. Peter Lord – Director, ... Continue Reading →
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Woodbury Animation Founder Jack Bosson Has Died

Jack Bosson, founder and chair of Woodbury University’s animation department for three years, has died. Animation historian Jerry Beck made the announcement earlier this week. Bosson ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Hires Jill Sanford as VP of Animation Development

Nickelodeon has named former Disney’s director of series animation Jill Sanford as its new VP of animation development. Sanford will be responsible for all aspects of development ... Continue Reading →
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‘Tom Thumb’ Director Dave Borthwick Passes Away

We were saddened by the recent death of British stop-motion animator Dave Borthwick, who died last week from complications from pneumonia. Borthwick, who was the co-founder of Bristol-based ... Continue Reading →
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Katzenberg Extends DreamWorks Contract through 2017

It looks like Jeffrey is going to stay at the Shrek House for at least another five years. An article in the Hollywood Reporter revealed that the CEO of DreamWorks Animation Jeffrey ... Continue Reading →
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Cinesite Appoints Eamonn Butler Animation Director

Leading digital visual effects house Cinesite has announced it has appointed Eamonn Butler as animation director to head up its expanding animation division. Butler joins the studio ... Continue Reading →