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‘Barbapapa’ Co-Creator Talus Taylor Dies

San Francisco-born cartoonist Talus Taylor, who with his wife Annette Tison created the charming pink blob character Barbapapa in 1970, died in Paris on February 19 at the age of 82. ... Continue Reading →
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Film London Introduces U.S. Execs to Local Animation Scene

Film London is bringing five high-profile U.S. animation executives to the British capital this week in an effort to promote the city’s animation industry and encourage international ... Continue Reading →
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Illustrator Mel Crawford Dies at 89

Mel Crawford, a distinctive artist known for drawing and painting children’s books related to animated features and TV shows, died Feb. 23. He was 89. Born in Canada in 1925, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Trek’s Spock, Leonard Nimoy, Dies

Leonard Nimoy, the talented actor, director and artist who gave life to Star Trek’s Mr. Spock, died Friday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 83. Fans around the world expressed sorrow ... Continue Reading →
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Jorge Gutierrez Scores Multi-Year Deal with Reel FX

Reel FX Animation Studios, producers of the acclaimed CG feature The Book of Life, has entered the film’s writer and director Jorge R. Gutierrez into a multi-picture deal. The first ... Continue Reading →
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Jennifer McCann Named Development Director at 9 Story

9 Story Media Group has appointed Jennifer McCann to the position of Director of Development. In the new role, she will be responsible for sourcing and developing animated and live-action ... Continue Reading →
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Framestore Grows London Ad Team

Framestore has augmented its advertising production team by taking on three new talents for the London Integrating Advertising department. Senior Producer Anna MacDonald, Senior VFX ... Continue Reading →
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Voice Over Icon Gary Owens Dies

Beautiful downtown Burbank is in mourning with the death Feb. 12 of iconic announcer and voice actor Gary Owens from complications related to diabetes. He was 80. Owens’ iconic ... Continue Reading →
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Brennan Named GM of Lucasfilm

Lynwen Brennan has been promoted to general manager of Lucasfilm. Brennan, who has served as president and general manager of Industrial Light & Magic since 2009, is credited with ... Continue Reading →
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6 Things I Learned About Storytelling From Animating SpongeBob

With The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water hitting theater screens this weekend, we at Animation Magazine received this great list from veteran SpongeBob animator Tuck Tucker. Now ... Continue Reading →