Rising Stars of Animation: Class of 2009

Throughout the year, we learn about numerous talented animators who are revitalizing the industry with their bold, original visions and inspiring projects. Although we could devote ... Continue Reading →

Tatia RosenthalDirector, $9.99

Tatia Rosenthal’s acclaimed stop-motion movie $9.99 will be getting a limited release in New York and Los Angeles on June 19, and will platform throughout the month in other cities ... Continue Reading →

Zoic Signs up VFX Legend Dutton

VFX luminary Syd Dutton has joined Zoic Studios, signing on to direct the company’s digital matte painting and feature film ventures. Dutton got his start doing matte paintings ... Continue Reading →

Diplomatic Promotion Shuffles Execs at Wildbrain

Charles Rivkin, CEO of the animation studio Wildbrain, has been tapped by President Obama to be the United States’ ambassador to France. The move has prompted Rivkin to step down ... Continue Reading →

Kevin Eastman, Co-Creator, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 25 years since Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird introduced the world to the timeless sewer-dwelling, pizza-munching quartet of crime-fighters ... Continue Reading →

Wayne Allwine, Voice of Mickey Mouse, Dies

Wayne Allwine, who provided the voice of Mickey Mouse since 1977, died Monday at UCLA Medical Center from complications related to diabetes. He was 62. Allwine took over the role of ... Continue Reading →

Heather Kenyon to Shine at Starz

Animation veteran Heather Kenyon has been made VP project development and sales for Starz Animation. In her new job, Kenyon will work with both Starz Animation Toronto and Film Roman ... Continue Reading →

Fatkat Animation Studio Shuts Down

Canadian studio Fatkat Animation has closed its doors. Company founder Gene Fowler confirmed the demise of the Miramichi, New Brunswick, studio on the company blog. Formed 10 years ... Continue Reading →

Winder Heads North to Rainmaker

Catherine Winder has left her post at Lucasfilm Animation, where she oversaw the successful Star Wars: The Clone Wars feature and series, to become president of Vancouver-based Rainmaker ... Continue Reading →

Glen Quits as CEO of Imagi

Douglas Glen has resigned as chairman and CEO of Hong Kong-based Imagi International Holdings, whose animation projects include the upcoming CG feature film Astro Boy. Board member ... Continue Reading →