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Brand Master Michael Francis Joins DWA

DreamWorks Animation is welcoming Michael Francis into the fold in the newly created role of chief global brand officer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Francis will be responsible ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Veteran Rusty Mills Dies at 49

The animation community is deeply saddened by the death of Rusty Mills (Russell P. Mills) of colon cancer at 49 this past weekend. Mills, a graduate of California Institute of the Arts, ... Continue Reading →
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Weta VFX Producer Eileen Moran Dies in New Zealand

Eileen Moran, a well-respected vfx producer at Weta Digital who worked on Avatar, King Kong, The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the upcoming The Hobbit movie has passed away in New Zealand, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Vinni Puh’ Creator Fyodor Khitruk Dies

The Russian Animated Film Association announced on its website that Fyodor Khitruk, creator of the acclaimed and still beloved Vinni Puh (based on A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh) cartoons ... Continue Reading →
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‘Bambi’ Designer Mel Shaw dies at 97

Mel Shaw, one of Disney’s most versatile and talented visual development artists, designers, and storymen who contributed to numerous Disney animated favorites from Bambi through ... Continue Reading →
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Mind Candy Hires Jocelyn Stevenson As Exec Producer

Mind Candy, the entertainment company behind the popular brand Moshi Monsters has hired Jocelyn Stevenson as the exec creative producer to lead creative on all film and TV projects ... Continue Reading →
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Writing Terrific Toons with Allan Neuwirth

We recently had the chance to chat with the very talented and prolific New York-based animation writer Allan Neuwirth, whose many credits include The Octonauts, Jelly Jamm, Arthur, ... Continue Reading →
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Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash Resigns

Kevin Clash, the longtime voice and puppeteer behind Sesame Street’s Elmo character, has resigned in the aftermath of allegations that he had an underage sexual relationship. In a ... Continue Reading →
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Lumbard Appointed Fremantle’s Kids and Family Strategist

FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has appointed Carl Lumbard as head of licensing strategy and business development, kids and family entertainment, EMEA. Based in the London office, ... Continue Reading →
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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 →