AEF and ASIFA Announce Scholarship Recipients

ASIFA-Hollywood and the Animation Educators Forum (AEF) have announced the recipients of the 2015 AEF Scholarships, selected from a pool of 113 applicants vying. Three qualifying college ... Continue Reading →

Peter Lord Earns Blue Peter Badge

Peter Lord, co-owner of Aardman Animations and creator of popular claymation characters like Morph, Shaun the Sheep and Wallace & Gromit, has been awarded a gold Blue Peter badge ... Continue Reading →

Movie & TV Animators OK Producers Deal

The Animation Guild, Local 839 IATSE and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have agreed to a new three-year collective bargaining agreement, set to take effect ... Continue Reading →
Blaine Gibson

Disney Legend Blaine Gibson Dies at 97

Animator, sculptor and Disney Legend Blaine Gibson, one-time head of the sculpture department at the precursor to Walt Disney Imagineering, died July 5. He was 97. Born in Rocky Ford, ... Continue Reading →
Jane Aaron

‘Sesame Street’ Animator Jane Aaron Dies at 67

Animator and children’s book artist Jane Aaron, who is best known for creating dozens of animated shorts for Sesame Street, died June 27 from cancer in New York City. She was ... Continue Reading →

Cottonwood, Federation Join Forces

Cottonwood Media and Federation Entertainment have entered a long-term, multilayered corporate partnership which will see Cottonwood’s David Michel joining Federation as a Founding ... Continue Reading →

Matt Kaplan Tapped to Run Awesomeness Films

DreamWorks Animation’s Awesomeness TV has created a feature film division, and has tapped veteran entertainment exec Matt Kaplan to serve as president. Kaplan is the founder of production ... Continue Reading →

Prolific Actor Christopher Lee Dies at 93

British actor Christopher Lee, who became the silver screen embodiment of Count Dracula for a slew of films in the latter 20th century, as well as the wizard Saruman in the Lord of ... Continue Reading →
Robin Chandler

Chandler to Head DreamWorks Animation Theatrical Publicity

Former Pixar Animation Studios publicity lead Robin Chandler will join DreamWorks Animation as the studio’s head of theatrical publicity. Chandler, a 25-year industry veteran ... Continue Reading →
Federico San Martin

Federico San Martin Named Licensing VP for Henson

Federico San Martin has been hired on as Vice President of Global Consumer Products for The Jim Henson Company. The appointment was announced by President & COO Peter Schube, to ... Continue Reading →