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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 →
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Disney Ups Tom Staggs to COO

Disney has promoted Tom Staggs to the role of chief operating officer from his position of chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. The appointment tags Staggs as the most likely ... Continue Reading →
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Rooster Teeth Animator Oum Dies, Age 33

Monty Oum, an animator who worked with the Rooster Teeth studio, died Feb. 1, 10 days after he suffered a severe allergic reaction during a medical procedure and fell into a coma. He ... Continue Reading →
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Genius Brands Appoints Jason Brumbaugh VP Digital

Genius Brands International has appointed former Disney Interactive Media Group producer Jason Bumbaugh to the newly created position of Vice President of Digital. He will report to ... Continue Reading →
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Director and Studio Co-Founder Phil Robinson Dies

Award-winning director Phil Robinson, co-founder and creative director at San Francisco’s Special Agent Productions, has died. Animation Magazine was informed of his passing by producer ... Continue Reading →
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Emma Watson Starring in ‘Beauty and the Beast’

24-year-old British actress Emma Watson has been cast as leading lady Belle in Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, which is set to begin production later ... Continue Reading →
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NFB French Animation Founder René Jodoin Dies

The National Film Board of Canada has notified the film community of the death of director-producer René Jodoin. The Quebec native passed away January 22, 2015 at the age of 94. Jodoin ... Continue Reading →
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Framestore Ups Grant Walker to Senior CG AD

Effects house Framestore has promoted Grant Walker to the post of Senior CG Art Director just in time for his five-year anniversary with the studio. He will be charged with leading ... Continue Reading →
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Kristine Belson Named President of Sony Pictures Animation

Sony Pictures Entertainment has named Oscar nominee Kristine Belson president of Sony Pictures Animation. In her new role, Belson will lead the development and production of original ... Continue Reading →