Emmy-winning writer Jon Vitti, who has worked on hit toons The Simpsons and...
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Disney Chairman Alan Horn announced that Jamie Voris has been promoted to Chief Technology Officer, reporting to studio President Alan Bergman. Voris will oversee the development and implementation of technology strategies and innovations that broadly support The Walt Disney Studios and its business objectives. “Technology plays such an important role [...]
Veteran animator and director Margaret Nichols has passed away at the age of 82, reports Big Cartoon Database. The former executive board member of The Animation Guild from 1980 to 1985, died on November 5. Nichols worked at a wide range of animation studios including Warner Bros., Disney, UPA, Fleischer, [...]
Pioneering voice actress Lucille Bliss passed away on Thursday Night (Nov. 8), per Cartoon Brew. She was best known for voicing TV’s first cartoon character, Crusader Rabbit (1949), as well as her memorable parts as Anastasia in Disney’s Cinderella (1959), Smurfette in Hanna-Barbera’s The Smurfs and Miss Bitters on Nickelodeon’s [...]
Several of this year’s Oscar contenders discuss their biggest challenges, triumphs, inspirations and the state of animation in a very good year. Peter Lord – Director, The Pirates! Band of Misfits On the aspect of the movie he’s proudest of: I’m pleased about the spirit of the film. The attitude [...]
Jack Bosson, founder and chair of Woodbury University’s animation department for three years, has died. Animation historian Jerry Beck made the announcement earlier this week. Bosson had served as a training consultant to Disney in 1999 and taught at a number of institutions until he was hired to develop an [...]
Nickelodeon has named former Disney’s director of series animation Jill Sanford as its new VP of animation development. Sanford will be responsible for all aspects of development from concept to pilot, including all creative and production. The announcement was made by Jenna Boyd, senior VP of animation development, Nickelodeon Group, to [...]
We were saddened by the recent death of British stop-motion animator Dave Borthwick, who died last week from complications from pneumonia. Borthwick, who was the co-founder of Bristol-based Bolex Brothers Studios with Dave Alex Riddeth, co-directed the CG-animated feature Sprung! The Magic Roundabout (2005), which was based on the popular [...]
It looks like Jeffrey is going to stay at the Shrek House for at least another five years. An article in the Hollywood Reporter revealed that the CEO of DreamWorks Animation Jeffrey Katzenberg has extended his contract through 2017. Under the terms of the deal, his salary will increase from [...]
Leading digital visual effects house Cinesite has announced it has appointed Eamonn Butler as animation director to head up its expanding animation division. Butler joins the studio from Double Negative, where he was head of animation and supervised high-profile vfx blockbusters including Iron Man 2, John Carter, Hellboy 2, Paul [...]
Further proof that the world of animation is not purely a candy-coated, kid-friendly wonderland: Harmony Gold USA founder Frank Agrama, who is best known for exec producing the dubs of Robotech, was sentenced to three years in prison by a Milanese court for tax fraud on Friday—along with four other [...]