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Harmony Gold Founder Sentenced in Berlusconi Tax Trial

Further proof that the world of animation is not purely a candy-coated, kid-friendly wonderland: Harmony Gold USA founder Frank Agrama, who is best known for exec producing the dubs ... Continue Reading →
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Animator Run Wrake Has Died

U.K.-based animator and illustrator Run Wrake, whose 2005 short film Rabbit won the Best Film Award at the British Animation Awards as well as the McLaren Award at the Edinburgh Film ... Continue Reading →
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Nicolas Villarreal Launches ‘Pasteurized’ Book Campaign

Nicolas Villarreal’s animated short Pasteurized has been slowly building buzz on the festival circuit over the past few months. The resourceful artist and teacher also launched a ... Continue Reading →
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Paul Frank Tapped as BabyFirst’s EVP of Development

U.S.-based baby-focused TV channel BabyFirst has appointed veteran TV exec Paul Frank as its exec VP of series development in conjunction with plans to launch new prime time programs ... Continue Reading →
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Acclaimed Czech Animator Bretislav Pojar Dies at 89

The great Czech animator and puppeteer Břetislav Pojar died on Friday at the age of 89. In a career stretching back to the late 1940s, Pojar wrote and directed many stop-motion and ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon Pinkslips Two More Execs

Two more top-level Nickelodeon execs have left the building. On Thursday, Paul Ward, a 22-year veteran of MTV Networks and head of prime-time acquisitions, and Pete Danielsen, exec ... Continue Reading →
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Comickers Pay Tribute to Groening’s ‘Life in Hell’

In case you haven’t been keeping tabs on your local alternative weekly rag, Simpsons creator Matt Groening pulled the plug on his long-running homage to angst Life in Hell this ... Continue Reading →
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Otomo to Appear at Platform Animation Fest

Killer news for anime fans: Katsuhiro Otomo, the legendary director of Akira (for which he also wrote and illustrated the original manga), is set to make his first U.S. public appearance ... Continue Reading →
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Seth MacFarlane Talks Oscar Host Gig

Hot on the heels of the official announcement that Seth MacFarlane—the busy guy behind Family Guy, American Dad, The Cleveland Show and this summer’s hit live-action comedy Ted—will ... Continue Reading →
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MIPCOM Preview: Trendwatching with Toon Toppers

  We caught up with some of our favorite small-screen animation business execs prior to the MIPCOM market to get their take on the TV climate and the forces that are changing the ... Continue Reading →