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IDT Ent. has snatched up DreamWorks Animation, Warner Bros. Animation and Disney veteran Frank Gladstone to fill the role of VP of artistic development. Gladstone will be responsible for all artistic training and recruitment issues, as well as community outreach and education. In addition, the 30-year industry vet will have [...]
As fate would have it, John Fiedler, the original voice of Piglet in the Winnie the Pooh cartoons, died on the same weekend as Tigger talker Paul Winchell. The two created their roles for 1968’s Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, but Feidler never retired, staying with Piglet through [...]
L.A.’s The Art Institute of California has tapped Vi Ly to serve as the dean of academic affairs effective June 22. Ly has served as assistant to the dean of academic affairs since 2004, and has worked with The Art Institute since 1998. Previous positions include department chair for the [...]
Paul Winchell, the original voice of Tigger in the Winnie the Pooh cartoons, passed away Friday morning at his home in Moorpark, Calif. The 82-year-old entertainer also made a name for himself as a television ventriloquist, finding early fame with his Jerry Mahoney puppet. Winchell created the Tigger voice for [...]
Feature animation powerhouse DisneyToon Studios has announced two key promotions, raising Brian Snedeker to senior VP of pre-production and Karen Ferguson to VP of 3D production. Snedeker will report to studio president Sharon Morrill as he takes on management of pre-production and active participation during the production phase for all [...]
After spending eight years at DreamWorks, where he made The Road To Eldorado and SharkTale, Eric Bibo Bergeron is returning to France to produce and direct his latest projects. The first 3D film, A Monster in Paris, will be co-written with Eric and Ramzy, the two French comedians on whom [...]
It’s official. We’ve got the tenth and final addition to our super panel of distinguished toon judges. Fresh from his visit to this year’s Annecy Animation Festival, the amazing Peter Gal is Director of Animation Development for Nickelodeon. In his current role, Peter develops new animated series for Nickelodeon and [...]
As would-be toon tycoons scramble to get their submissions postmarked today, Animation Magazine is pleased to announce the addition of three more industry pros to our panel of judges for the 4th Annual Pitch Party. [adult swim]’s Nick Weidenfeld, AMG’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Kids’ WB!’s Betsy McGowen will join other [...]
Animation Magazine is happy to announce that Disney and Warner Bros. feature animation veteran Max Howard, founder of Melwood Pictures, has joined the distinguished panel of judges for our 4th Annual Pitch Party. Howard will join other noteworthy talents and industry executives in reviewing pitch submissions and selecting one talented [...]
It looks as though Roy E. Disney and Stanley P. Gold will get their day in court as the Delaware Chancery Court ruled in favor of their lawsuit against the Walt Disney Co. and certain members of the Board of Directors. The case will move forward with an expedited trial [...]