James Stephenson Named Nick SVP Animation & Games

Nickelodeon has appointed James Stephenson to the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Animation and Games — adding animation production and development to his current ... Continue Reading →

Nickelodeon Opens Scholarship Submissions

Nickelodeon and national non-profit Get Schooled (co-founded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Viacom) are giving one skilled, innovative young animator the chance to win ... Continue Reading →
Janet Hsu

Janet Hsu Named Saban Brands CEO

Saban Brands has named Janet Hsu as its first-ever Chief Creative Officer, effective August 17. Hsu currently serves as president & COO of global lifestyle brand Sanrio, Inc. of ... Continue Reading →
Hiroyuki Kinoshita

Toei MD Hiroyuki Kinoshita Dies

Anime News Network has reported that according to the online version of Japanese media trade paper Bunka Tsushin, Toei Animation’s managing director Hiroyuki Kinoshita died earlier ... Continue Reading →
Emily Whinnett

Emily Whinnett Appointed VP Creative for Cake

London-based Cake has appointed Chapman Entertainment’s former director of production & development Emily Whinnett as its new VP – Creative. Whinnett will work closely ... Continue Reading →
Jorge Gutierrez

Jorge Gutierrez Gives Online Q&A Saturday

Mexican animator, filmmaker and director Jorge Gutierrez — the visionary mind behind Reel FX’s The Book of Life and TV series El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera — ... Continue Reading →

Portland’s Bent Inks Two-Year Production Pact

Producer Trever Stewart has signed a two-year production deal with Portland, Oregon-based Bent Image Lab, bringing his slate of animation projects to the rapidly growing Pacific Northwest ... Continue Reading →

Triggerfish, Disney Partner on ‘Story Lab’ Program

South Africa’s Triggerfish Animation Studios will launch The Triggerfish Story Lab with the support of Disney and the country’s Department of Trade and Industry, according to Hollywood ... Continue Reading →
Hayao Miyazaki

Hayao Miyazaki Cancels Retirement Again

Legendary Japanese animator, director, writer and manga-ka Hayao Miyazaki has announced that he is putting his sixth attempt at retirement aside in order to take on his first wholly ... Continue Reading →
Andreas Deja

Animator Andreas Deja Among New ‘Disney Legends’

Eight newly named Disney Legends will be honored at this year’s D23 Expo in Anaheim. Animator Andreas Deja, composer Danny Elfman and Star Wars creator George Lucas are among ... Continue Reading →