Drawn to Greatness

Director Don Hahn discusses his insightful new documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty, which travels back to 1984 to chart the rebirth of Disney’s creative spirit and a behind-the-scenes ... Continue Reading →

Davenport to Run Operations at Method Studios

Michael Davenport, a veteran VFX artist who most recently worked at Image Metrics, has joined Method Studios as VP of operations. Davenport will be based at Method’s location ... Continue Reading →

Veteran Animator Rudy Larriva Passes Away

We were saddened to hear about the recent passing of veteran Looney Tunes and Mr. Magoo animator Rudy Larriva. Associated Press reports that he passed away on February 19 in Irvine, ... Continue Reading →

Flame Expert Beardall Joins Framestore

Veteran Flame artist Mark Beardall has joined the commercials team at London-based visual effects house Framestore. Beardall has more than 10 years experience as a senior Flame artist ... Continue Reading →

Pixar Executive Jumps to Twitter

Pixar Animation Studios is losing its chief financial officer and senior VP of planning to Twitter. The internet messaging company has hired Ali Rowghani away from the animation studio. ... Continue Reading →

Nicky Phelan, Director, Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty

A curmudgeonly grandmother offers her view of a classic story in Brown Bag Films’ brilliant Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty. The talented animators at Dublin-based ... Continue Reading →

Chorion Appoints Cipolla, Knepfer

Chorion has appointed Steve Cipolla as executive VP of global licensing and sales, and Tamra Knepfer as executive VP of brand management and marketing. Knepfer previously was senior ... Continue Reading →

Fox Re-Signs Animation Vet Appel

Rich Appel, executive producer and showrunner on The Cleveland Show and a veteran of Fox’s animated TV series, has signed a new three-year deal with 20th Century Fox TV, according ... Continue Reading →

Atomic Cartoons Adds Producer Turner, Pixie Honor

Atomic Cartoons, home to Pixie Platinum Award-winning director Tyler Schroeder, has added former Studio B producer Jamie Turner to its ranks. Turner has more than 15 years of experience ... Continue Reading →

Kalish to Run Mudpit Series for Cookie Jar

Veteran TV writer and producer Bruce Kalish has been hired as showrunner for Cookie Jar Entertainment’s upcoming animation-live action hybrid series Mudpit. The series begins ... Continue Reading →