Joseph Barbera Dies at 95

The animation industry has lost another legend with the passing of Joseph Barbera, who teamed with William Hanna to create famed cartoon studio Hanna-Barbera Prods. in 1944. At the ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks Ani CFO Splits

DreamWorks Animation SKG today announced that chief financial officer Kristina Leslie will be leaving the company at the end of February, 2007. Until then, Leslie will continue to oversee ... Continue Reading →

Adrienne Tytla, Disney Animator’s Widow, Dies at 92

Adrienne Tytla, wife of famous Disney animator Vladimir ‘Bill’ Tytla, passed away yesterday from cancer. According to Disney spokesperson Howard Green, Tytle died at her ... Continue Reading →

Flanagan Joins Z Animation

Award-winning CG animation and live action director Miles Flanagan has joined the crew at Los Angeles-based Z Animation (www.zanimation.tv). His first major project with the team is ... Continue Reading →

Flanagan Joins Z Animation

Award-winning CG animation and live action director Miles Flanagan has joined the crew at Los Angeles-based Z Animation (www.zanimation.tv). His first major project with the team is ... Continue Reading →

Mischel Ready for New Rainmaker Role

Vancouver-based vfx. animation and post house Rainmaker has tapped Rick Mischel to serve in a new role as an executive producer with a ‘first look’ deal. Rainmaker recently ... Continue Reading →

Hollander Gets Animated About Pixar

Former Rhythm & Hues film division president Richard Hollander has ankled his position to join Pixar Animation studio as a producer, according to a story in The Hollywood Reporter. ... Continue Reading →

Bob Boyle, Creator of Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! and Yin Yang Yo!

With two hit series on the air, Bob Boyle barely has enough time to dream up new show ideas, much less talk to reporters about his humble beginnings, his burgeoning career and his love ... Continue Reading →

More Layoffs at Disney

Daily Variety reports that the Walt Disney Feature Animation is laying off approximately 20% of its staff. The toon unit was spared during the summer belt-tightening axe drop, but now ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Composer Shirley Walker Dies

Film and television composer Shirley Walker died Wednesday from complications associated with a stroke at the age of 61. She was perhaps best known for scoring episodes of the popular ... Continue Reading →