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Cartoonists Cabu, Charb Among 12 Dead in Paris Attack

The Paris headquarters of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was the target of a horrendous attack by at least two gunmen which left 12 dead. The assault was made as the editorial ... Continue Reading →
Alice Webb

Alice Webb Named BBC Children’s Director

Alice Webb, currently COO of BBC England, has been appointed the new director of BBC Children’s. She will take charge of the department now based in Salford — a move which ... Continue Reading →
Camille Geier

Shade Signs Camille Geier as EP

Shade VFX CEO Bryan Godwin has announced that visual effects producer Camille Geier has joined the New York studio as Executive Producer. Geier will bring her experience to the team ... Continue Reading →
Jon Massey

FuseFX Hires on VFX Supe Jon Massey

FuseFX has snapped up two-time Emmy nominated Visual Effects Supervisor Jon Massey, whose credits include HBO’s True Blood. His first assignment at the L.A.-area studio will be ... Continue Reading →
Andras Erkel

Cancer Claims Hungarian Animator Andras Erkel

Animator Andras Erkel, founder of Hungary-based Studio Baestarts, died Dec. 29 from brain cancer. He was 52. Erkel started his animation career in the 1980s, producing a series of claymation ... Continue Reading →
Christine Cavanaugh

Voice Actress Christine Cavanaugh Dies

Christine Cavanaugh, an actress who provided voices for such popular animated TV shows as Rugrats, Darkwing Duck, Aladdin, The Powerpuff Girls and Wild Kratts, died Dec. 22. She was ... Continue Reading →
Norman Bridwell

‘Clifford’ Creator Norman Bridwell Dies

Norman Bridwell, who achieved incredible success with his seminal children’s book creation Clifford the Big Red Dog, has died at age 86. According to an announcement from his ... Continue Reading →
Nate Hopper

Ex-Sony Exec Hopper Joins ‘Auntie Claus’

Athena Studios has signed Nate Hopper as co-producer of its in-development stop-motion animation feature film Auntie Claus. Hopper was previously the senior VP of creative affairs at ... Continue Reading →
Robert Taylor

‘Fritz’ Animator, Director Taylor Dies

Animator Robert Taylor – best known as the animator on Ralph Bakshi’s original Fritz the Cat feature and director and animator of its sequel — died Dec. 11 due to complications ... Continue Reading →
Greg Talmage

Greg Talmage Joins Blur as EP

Animation, VFX and design company Blur Studio has hired on Greg Talmage as Executive Producer. An entrepreneur with over 15 years experience in creative services, Talmage joins the ... Continue Reading →