Ratatouille Director Brad Bird

With The Iron Giant, The Incredibles and now Ratatouille under his belt, director Brad Bird has emerged over the past decade as one of the leading talents in animated film. As fans ... Continue Reading →

Sorcher Heads Content at Cartoon Net

Former AMC programming exec Robert Sorcher has joined Turner Broadcasting’s Cartoon Network as chief content officer. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he will officially take ... Continue Reading →

Das Heads Tech at Tippett

Sanjay Das has joined vfx power player Tippett Studio as Chief Technology Officer. Das previously served as director of R&D at DreamWorks Animation, where he was instrumental in ... Continue Reading →

Nick Channels Become Dexter’s Lab

Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group has promoted Alison Dexter to exec VP of production. Reporting to chief operating officer Sarah Kirshbaum Levy, Dexter will be responsible for ... Continue Reading →

Bruggen Upped at Breakthrough

Stephanie van Bruggen has been promoted to supervising producer at Breakthrough Animation. Reporting to Kevin Gillis, exec producer/managing partner, she will oversee the company’s ... Continue Reading →

Meet the Robinsons Director Stephen Anderson

Disney’s Meet the Robinsons is new on DVD and is already burning up the sales charts. We recently spoke with director Stephen Anderson about the film, his career and other aspects ... Continue Reading →

Hanna-Barbera Vet Rice Passes On

We’re sad to learn that we’ve lost another influential animation veteran from the halls of Hanna-Barbera Studios. Animation director John Rice, an Englishman who worked ... Continue Reading →

Higgins Out, Davidson In at Cartoon Net

Sources tell us that Bob Higgins, senior VP of programming and development for Cartoon Network’s kids’ businesses in the U.S., will be leaving the network. The news follows ... Continue Reading →

Christy Hui, From Martial Arts to Nature Princesses

Four years ago, Christy Hui shook up the Saturday morning landscape with her trend-setting animated hit Xiaolin Showdown, which generated a huge fan base when aired on Kids’ WB! ... Continue Reading →

Freston Joins DreamWorks Animation Board

Former Viacom president and CEO Tom Freston has been elected to the board of directors at DreamWorks Animation SKG. He will work closely with CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and other principals ... Continue Reading →