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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 [...]
GigaPix Studios president John Savage is responsible for spearheading content creation and licensing acquisition for the company, which recently opened a 32,000 square-foot animation facility in Chatsworth, Calif. He previously worked for production and publishing company Prolific Publishing as art director on a number of successful titles, including Return Fire [...]
U.K-based Vanguard, whose Vanguard Animation recently completed Disney’s CG-animated pigeon adventure pic, Valiant, has tapped former DreamWorks development exec Margaret French Isaac to be exec VP of production and development. In addition to developing features for Vanguard Films and Vanguard Animation, she will aim to nurture relationships with filmmakers, according [...]
Marie Johnston, the wife of legendary Disney animator Ollie Johnston, passed away last Friday, from complications due to pneumonia, at her home in Flintridge, Calif. The Johnstons celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary earlier this year. Born Marie Worthey in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Johnston worked in the ink and paint departments at [...]
Despite being dismissed by a Superior Court judge last year, the 13 year-old lawsuit over the Winnie the Pooh licensing and merchandising honey pot is far from over. Stephen Slesinger Inc., which owns much of the licensing rights to the Pooh characters, has filed an appeal in its continuing efforts [...]
Animation voice actor Thurl Ravenscroft, best known as the first and only voice of Kelloggs’ Tony the Tiger, died of prostate cancer at the age of 91 on Sunday, May 22. His passing has dealt yet another blow to animation community, which lost this past weekend veteran voice actors Henry [...]
Veteran animation voice actor Henry Corden has passed away at the age of 85. Corden, who took over the role of Fred Flintstone with Alan Reed’s death in 1977, died of emphysema on Thursday night at a hospital in Encino, Calif. One of his cartoon co-stars, Howard Morris, followed him [...]
Children’s entertainment company DIC Ent. has promoted company veteran Shannon Nettleton to VP of production. Reporting to chief creative officer Mike Maliani, Nettleton will oversee the production and post-production departments while managing the efforts of DIC’s in-house production teams, as well as outside vendors and freelancers. Nettleton will supervise DIC’s [...]
Family entertainment producer/distributor PorchLight Ent. has signed animation veteran Mark Young to the newly created post of senior VP of animation production. The news follows word that PorchLight is opening a new 4000-square-foot animation studio and post-production facility in Sherman Oaks, Calif. Corporate offices will remain in west Los Angeles. [...]