Frédéric Back

Frédéric Back Dies of Cancer at age 89

The animation community is mourning the loss of Frédéric Back, the two-time Oscar-winning animator who passed away from cancer at the age of 89 on Dec. 24. The German-born, French-educated ... Continue Reading →
Len Cochrane

Teletoon President Cochrane to Retire Next Month

Teletoon Canada’s president Len Cochrane announced today that he will retire in January 2014, following Corus Entertainment’s recent acquisition of the remaining 50 percent ... Continue Reading →
Sam Simon

‘Simpsons’ Co-Developer Sam Simon to Be Honored By WGA

The Writers Guild of America West will honor The Simpsons co-developer Sam Simon with its 2014 Valentine Davies Award in recognition of his humanitarian efforts and community service ... Continue Reading →
Marc Buhaj

Buhaj Upped to GM/Senior VP at Disney XD

Longtime Disney XD development exec Marc Buhaj has been promoted to Disney XD’s VP of programming and general manager. The news was announced today by Gary Marsh, president and ... Continue Reading →
Stig Gruman

Autodesk VP of Sales Gruman Dies at 51

Stig Gruman, VP of worldwide M&E sales at Audodesk Media and Entertainment died unexpectedly at the age of 51 on Nov. 23rd in Montreal. The charismatic and well-liked Gruman had ... Continue Reading →
Luca Milano

Luca Milano Promoted by RAI Fiction

Italian pubcaster RAI has announced that head of animation production Luca Milano has been newly appointed as the Executive Deputy Director of RAI Fiction, the department in charge ... Continue Reading →
Diane Disney Miller

Philanthropist Diane Disney Miller Dies at 79

Diane Disney Miller, daughter of Walt Disney and a tireless philanthropist has died at 79. She passed away on Tuesday (Nov. 19) at her home in Napa, Calif. due to complications of a ... Continue Reading →
Vincent Chalvon-Demersay

Marathon Media President Chalvon-Demersay Resigns

Vincent Chalvon-Demersay has stepped down as CEO of French animation studio Marathon Media for personal reasons. A familiar figure in the global animation scene, Chalvon-Demersay joined ... Continue Reading →
Elyse Klaidman

An Interview with Pixar Exhibit Curator Elyse Klaidman

The recent Pixar: 25 Years of Animation exhibit in Amsterdam attracted over 135,000 visitors. The popular show has now moved to the Art Ludique museum in Paris, and it will be on display ... Continue Reading →
Tina Price

CTN Animation Expo Unveils Full Schedule

If you happened to be in Los Angeles this weekend, you’ll certainly need to check out the annual CTN Animation Expo at the Burbank Marriott Hotel (Nov. 15-17). We recently had ... Continue Reading →