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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 [...]
U.K.-based animator and illustrator Run Wrake, whose 2005 short film Rabbit won the Best Film Award at the British Animation Awards as well as the McLaren Award at the Edinburgh Film Festival and a nomination for the Best Animated Short BAFTA, passed away early in the morning on Sunday, October [...]
Nicolas Villarreal’s animated short Pasteurized has been slowly building buzz on the festival circuit over the past few months. The resourceful artist and teacher also launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund an Art of Pasteurized book featuring illustrations and images from his project. We caught up with him recently to [...]
U.S.-based baby-focused TV channel BabyFirst has appointed veteran TV exec Paul Frank as its exec VP of series development in conjunction with plans to launch new prime time programs for moms and parents in 2013. Based at the channel’s L.A. headquarters and reporting to BabyFirst CEO Guy Oranim, Frank will [...]