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Katzenberg to Receive Academy’s Humanitarian Honor

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences board of governors voted this week to present the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg. Other honorary ... Continue Reading →
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Hicks Is Nick’s New President of Content/Production

Russell Hicks, a 14-year Nickelodeon veteran and its Chief Creative Officer since 2008, has been named to the new position of President, Content Development and Production for the Nickelodeon ... Continue Reading →
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‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ Director Arrested for Making Bomb Threat

Anime director Masaki Kitamura has been arrested by Osaka police for allegedly threatening to crash his truck into pedestrians and to “stab whoever I can with a knife before committing ... Continue Reading →
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Count Puppeteer Jerry Nelson Dies at 78

Jerry Nelson, the Emmy-winning puppeteer best known for playing the famous Count von Count on Sesame Street, died Thursday (August 23) of unspecified causes, according to CBC Radio-Canada. ... Continue Reading →
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Animator Tissa David Passes Away at 91

We were saddened by the recent news that New York-based indie animation artist Tissa David passed away last night at age 91 from a brain tumor. The news was first reported on animation ... Continue Reading →
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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 →