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DreamWorks Animation is welcoming Michael Francis into the fold in the newly created role of chief global brand officer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Francis will be responsible for the company’s licensing and consumer products programs as well as franchise management. His duties begin immediately on a part-time basis and [...]
The animation community is deeply saddened by the death of Rusty Mills (Russell P. Mills) of colon cancer at 49 this past weekend. Mills, a graduate of California Institute of the Arts, was best known for his work as a director on Warner Bros. Animation’s shows such as Animaniacs, Pinky [...]
Eileen Moran, a well-respected vfx producer at Weta Digital who worked on Avatar, King Kong, The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the upcoming The Hobbit movie has passed away in New Zealand, says The Hollywood Reporter. Director Peter Jackson and his partner, producer Fran Walsh, revealed the news in [...]
The Russian Animated Film Association announced on its website that Fyodor Khitruk, creator of the acclaimed and still beloved Vinni Puh (based on A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh) cartoons and a leading innovator of Soviet animation, died Monday morning at home in Moscow at age 95. Born in Tver, a [...]
Mel Shaw, one of Disney’s most versatile and talented visual development artists, designers, and storymen who contributed to numerous Disney animated favorites from Bambi through The Lion King, has died at age 97. Shaw passed away at Woodland Care Center in Reseda, California on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday November 22nd), from congestive [...]
Mind Candy, the entertainment company behind the popular brand Moshi Monsters has hired Jocelyn Stevenson as the exec creative producer to lead creative on all film and TV projects including the first Moshi Monsters Movie and Moshi TV. Jocelyn has close to 40 years of experience in children’s television where she [...]
We recently had the chance to chat with the very talented and prolific New York-based animation writer Allan Neuwirth, whose many credits include The Octonauts, Jelly Jamm, Arthur, Martha Speaks, Mama Mirabelle’s Home Movies, Speed Racer: The Next Generation, Cyberchase, Jungle Junction, Between the Lions, Courage the Cowardly Dog and [...]
Kevin Clash, the longtime voice and puppeteer behind Sesame Street’s Elmo character, has resigned in the aftermath of allegations that he had an underage sexual relationship. In a statement released Tuesday, Sesame Workshop noted, “Sesame Workshop’s mission is to harness the educational power of media to help all children the [...]
FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has appointed Carl Lumbard as head of licensing strategy and business development, kids and family entertainment, EMEA. Based in the London office, Lumbard will be responsible for the commercial development of brands within the Kids & Family Entertainment portfolio across EMEA, including identifying timescales, key licensing categories, [...]
Vancouver-based Rainmaker Entertainment has appointed veteran feature film and television executive Michael Hefferon as president and executive producer, it was announced by Craig Graham, newly appointed chair and CEO of the CGI animation studio. The appointment of Hefferon reflects Rainmaker’s expansion into both areas of client CGI animation services as [...]