Aardman Warms to Cockle for Development

As Aardman Animations works to expand its in-house television production operations, the Academy Award-winning toon studio has hired Jackie Cockle as a development producer with special ... Continue Reading →

Scooby-Doo Designer Takamoto Dies

Iwao Takamoto, the renowned animator responsible for designing Scooby-Doo and a number of other beloved Hanna-Barbera characters, has died at the age of 81. Like long-time colleague ... Continue Reading →

Dale Named COO of Rockstar Games

Former Capcom European managing director Gary Dale has signed on as chief Operating officer of Rockstar Games, the video-game publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. ... Continue Reading →

Miss Potter Animation Director Alyson Hamilton

In addition to dominating the box office these days, animation is found in nearly every live-action feature now, most often in the form of visual effects but sometimes in more obvious ... Continue Reading →

Ottawa Co-Founder Wright Dies

Prescott Wright, a co-founder of the Ottawa International Animation Festival and ASIFA-San Francisco, and the original producer of the Tournee of Animation, has passed away at the age ... Continue Reading →

Animated People: Santa Claus

This time of year, nobody is animated more than old Chris Kringle himself. In addition to all the classic cartoon holiday specials that air on TV every December, the season always managed ... Continue Reading →

Rose Peddles W!LDBRAIN

San Francisco-based animation studio W!LDBRAIN has hired Lisa Rose to serve as director of public relations and marketing. The award-winning public relations specialist previously managed ... Continue Reading →

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 →