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Studio Ghibli Artist Michiyo Yasuda Dies Age 77

Michiyo Yasuda — a widely respected animator and color artist whose four decade career included a span at Studio Ghibli from its first feature (Castle in the Sky, 1986) to Hayao ... Continue Reading →
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John McKenna to Head One Animation

One Animation (Oddbods, Insectibles) announces that it is continuing its rapid expansion with the hiring of animation industry heavyweight and producer, John McKenna, as studio head. ... Continue Reading →
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Cheryl Gresham and Justin Richardson Join Mattel Creations

Mattel Creations announces the appointment of Cheryl Gresham as Vice President of Global Media and Marketing Integration, and Justin Richardson as the Vice President of Global Content ... Continue Reading →
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Marc Lumer to Head Green Gold Animation LA

India’s Green Gold Animation (Super Bheem) is pursuing overseas expansion, announcing a new US facility opening in Los Angeles. The new studio will focus on developing animated content ... Continue Reading →
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Kate Lambert Upped to SVP Animation at FX

As part of its push to expand its original animation development, FX cable network has promoted Kate Lambert to Senior Vice President – Development and Animation. Lambert’s ... Continue Reading →
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New Zealand Animation Pioneer Brent Chambers Dies

The New Zealand Herald has reported that comics and animation creator Brent Chambers died suddenly at age 54 on Saturday, October 1. Chambers was the founder and creative director of ... Continue Reading →
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Al Kahn Named Chairman at Toon Goggles

Al Kahn, the former founder of 4Kids Entertainment and licensing guru behind bringing the Japanese sensation Pokemon to the states, has been appointed Chairman of the board of on-demand ... Continue Reading →
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Sarah Muller Named Head of Children’s at Channel 5

Viacom International Media Networks has appointed Sarah Muller as Head of Children’s at Channel 5 in the UK. Muller will be responsible for commissioning and acquisition of linear ... Continue Reading →
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Dave Filoni Put in Creative Charge of ‘Star Wars’ Animation

Just after season three of Disney XD’s popular action series Star Wars Rebels premiered, a statement issued by Lucasfilm to Big Shiny Robot revealed that while Dave Filoni has ... Continue Reading →
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Tom Dooley Stepping Down as Interim CEO of Viacom

Viacom’s interim president and CEO, Tom Dooley, will be leaving the post effective November 15. The long lead on his exit is to allow Viacom’s board to ensure an orderly succession. Dooley ... Continue Reading →