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Loomis Upped to Chief Marketing Officer at Disney Channel

Disney Channels Worldwide has promoted Richard Loomis to the newly created position of senior VP and chief marketing officer. In his new position, Loomis, who joined Disney in 2007 ... Continue Reading →
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SMC Appoints Noback VP Interactive, Digital Media

Entertainment and brand management company SMC Entertainment Group Inc., sister company to global consumer products manufacturer Sun-Mate Corporation, has named Heather Smith Noback ... Continue Reading →
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Katzenberg’s Compensation Dropped 40.5% in 2011

According to a recent regulatory filing, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg’s compensation for 2011 dropped to $4 million (from $6.7 million in 2010). The studio head got ... Continue Reading →
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Groening Reveals Site of ‘Simpsons’ Springfield

Sorry, Massachusetts… The Simpsons creator Matt Groening has finally revealed the location of the “real” Springfield, home of America’s favorite cartoon family for 25 years. ... Continue Reading →
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Google Celebrates Eadweard Muybridge’s Birthday

The famous galloping horses of English photographer Eadweard J. Muybridge (1830-1904) are moving once again on Google’s homepage today in honor of his 182nd birthday. The famous photographer ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Channels Lifts Programming, Acquisitions Exec Miller

Disney Channels Worldwide has promoted Karen K. Miller to executive director of worldwide programming strategy, acquisitions and co-productions. Miller joined the company last year ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Party Spotlight on Mari Jaye Blanchard

Animation Block Party (www.animationblock.com) is the premier animation festival of the East Coast. In this interview series, the founder of ABP, Casey Safron will be introducing Animation ... Continue Reading →
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An Interview with Disney/Pixar President Dr. Ed Catmull

There are a handful of people in this world who represent everything that the CG animation community has been able to achieve in the past few decades. Pixar co-founder and president ... Continue Reading →
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A Conversation with Bill Damaschke, CCO of DreamWorks

Bill Damaschke first joined DreamWorks in 1995 as production coordinator on Prince of Egypt. He quickly rose through the ranks and became head of production and development in 2005 ... Continue Reading →
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What Animation Means to Me…

On the occasion of our 25th anniversary, we asked our readers and the top movers and shakers in the industry to tell us what animation has meant to them and how it has changed their ... Continue Reading →