Audrey Diehl

Diehl Named Nick’s VP Animation Development

Audrey Diehl has been promoted to VP of animation development for Nickelodeon Group, the network announced today. Diehl’s promotion from executive director of development to the ... Continue Reading →
Jim Babcock

Adult Swim Names Jim Babcock Marketing Veep

Turner Broadcasting System’s Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media division has announced that Jim Babcock has been promoted to Vice President, Consumer Marketing for Adult ... Continue Reading →
Jimmy Murakami

Irish Animation Icon Murakami Dies

Jimmy Murakami, one of the founding fathers of Irish animation, died Sunday morning after a brief illness, according to a report from the Irish Film & Television Network. He was ... Continue Reading →
David Michel

Marathon’s David Michel Steps Down

Zodiak Media has announce that David Michel, co-founder and General Manager of its studio Marathon Media, will be vacating the position, effective March 31. Michel co-created and co-produced ... Continue Reading →
Arthur Rankin Jr.

Stop-Motion Legend Arthur Rankin Jr. Dies

Legendary animator, producer and director Arthur Rankin Jr., who delivered some of the most enduring and well-loved TV holiday specials of all time, has died at age 89. The acclaimed ... Continue Reading →
Bill Plympton

An Animated Conversation with Bill Plympton

In 1960, when Bill Plympton was 14, he mailed some cartoons he’d drawn to Disney in the hope of being hired. Not surprisingly, Disney declined. The good news: he had talent. The ... Continue Reading →
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Longtime Animator ‘Lefty’ Callahan, 84, Dies

Oliver Edward “Lefty” Callahan, who had a long career in animation ranging from MGM theatrical shorts to pretty much every show made by Hanna Barbera from the 1960s into ... Continue Reading →
Thomas J. McLean

‘Animation Magazine’ names Veteran Toon, VFX, and Film Journalist Thomas J. McLean as Editor-In-Chief

Animation Magazine, the leading online and print publication covering the business, technology and art of animation and VFX, has tapped veteran film journalist Thomas J. McLean as editor-in-chief. McLean ... Continue Reading →
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Tanya Green Promoted to VP at 9 Story Entertainment

9 Story Entertainment announced that head of production Tanya Green has been promoted to VP of production at the studio. In this expanded role, Tanya will continue reporting to company ... Continue Reading →
Michael Sporn

Oscar-Nominated Animator Michael Sporn Dies at 67

We are sad to report the passing of Oscar-nominated American animator Michael Sporn at the age of 67 from pancreatic cancer. The influential New York-based artist was working on Poe, ... Continue Reading →