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Pixar Honors Steve Jobs in ‘Brave’ End Credits

Pixar is paying special tribute to Steve Jobs in the end credits of Brave. According to the Wall Street Journal, an early cut of the movie includes a moment in the end credits where ... Continue Reading →
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Senior VP of Communications Don Levy to Leave Sony

Don Levy, the well-respected and tireless senior VP of communications at Sony Pictures Digital, is leaving the company on June 4. Levy, who has been with the studio for 17 years, will ... Continue Reading →
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Believe Entertainment Group’s ‘The LeBrons’

Good things happen when the worlds of professional basketball and animation collide—and no, for once we are not talking about Space Jam. We’re talking about the cool webtoon The ... Continue Reading →
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LAIKA Appoints Mary Sandell as Head of Production

Mary Sandell is Portland-based animation house LAIKA’s new head of production, says The Hollywood Reporter. The animation veteran was a producer on the stop-motion studio’s Coraline ... Continue Reading →
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Beloved Children’s Book Artist Maurice Sendak Dies at 83

One of the most influential and beloved children’s artists of the 20th century, Maurice Sendak, died on Tuesday at the age of 83 from complications from a recent stroke. Sendak’s ... Continue Reading →
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Influential Animation Producer Buzz Potamkin Passes

We are sad to report that animation producer Buzz Potamkin (1945-2012) passed away from pancreatic cancer on Sunday, April 22nd. The much-liked and talented Potamkin founded many animation ... Continue Reading →
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Selick to Direct Gaiman’s ‘Graveyard Book’ for Disney

Acclaimed director Henry Selick will direct a stop-motion adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book for Disney, says Deadline.com. The Newbery Medal award-winning book is a ghostly ... Continue Reading →
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Veteran Animator Jim Hiltz Dies at 85

The Animation Guild Blog reports that veteran animator, director and teacher Jim Hiltz has passed away at the age of 85. Best known for directing Jay Ward’s Rocky and His Friends, ... Continue Reading →
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DeMarco Promoted to Marketing VP at Cartoon Network

Jason DeMarco has been promoted to VP of strategic marketing and promotions at Cartoon Network and Adult Swim. He will be responsible for developing promotional marketing programs, ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Chairman Rich Ross Steps Down

Disney Studios’ Chairman Rich Ross has resigned as what many believe is the direct result of the disappointing performance of John Carter at the box office. “I no longer believe ... Continue Reading →