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TAG Members Re-Elect Hulett, Incumbents

Members of The Animation Guild have re-elected Steve Hulett to an eighth term as business representative for the union, while Bob Foster was elected president without opposition, replacing ... Continue Reading →
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Simmons Named Partner in Atomic Cartoons

Rob Simmons, a veteran animation industry finance executive, has been named partner at Vancouver-based Atomic Cartoons Inc. Simmons, who has written and executed many co-production ... Continue Reading →
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Raimo Takes Reins at Sony Pictures Animation

Michelle Raimo, who formerly held executive posts at Miramax and Paramount, has been named the new president of Sony Pictures Animation, according to Deadline.com. Raimo is an executive ... Continue Reading →
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Disney, D&AD Awards Seek EMEA Toon Ideas

The Walt Disney Co. EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) has teamed up with the 2011 D&AD Student Awards to search for new animation talent and content. The world-renowned creative ... Continue Reading →
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Pokemon Writer Takeshi Shudo Dies

Takeshi Shudo, a writer who worked extensively on the Pokemon animated series and feature films, died Friday in Japan of a brain hemorrhage. He was 61. According to reports, Shudo collapsed ... Continue Reading →
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Big Idea Promotes Nawrocki, Adds Steele

Big Idea Entertainment has promoted Mike Nawrocki to the post of executive VP and brought in Mark Steele into the newly created position of chief of creative affairs. Nawrocki has been ... Continue Reading →
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Stepan to Head Chainsaw’s New VFX Unit

Veteran visual-effects supervisor Boyd Stepan will head up the new visual effects unit at independent post-production house Chainsaw. Stepan comes to Chainsaw from Prime Focus/Post ... Continue Reading →
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Rocky & Bullwinkle Creator Anderson Dies

Alex Anderson Jr., creator of such iconic characters as Dudley Do-Right and Rocky & Bullwinkle, died Friday in Carmel, Calif. He was 90. Born in Berkeley, Calif., in 1920, Anderson ... Continue Reading →
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Animated People: Alan Becker

You may not know him by name, but odds are you’ve seen one of Alan Becker’s Animator vs. Animation digital shorts somewhere online the past few years. The shorts, in which a stick ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Winner Stetson Joins Zoic Studios

Oscar-winning visual effects artist Mark Stetson has joined Zoic Studios as the head of its feature film division. Stetson was drawn to the studio by his connections and friendships ... Continue Reading →