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Storyboard Veteran John Dorman, 58, Dies

Veteran storyboard artist John Dorman died Saturday at the age of 58, according to a post on The Animation Guild blog. The cause of death has not been revealed. Dorman began his career ... Continue Reading →
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Prolific Batman, Marvel Writer/Director Boyd Kirkland Dies

Boyd Kirkland, a prolific director of animated shows including Batman: The Animated Series and X-Men: Evolution, died Friday while awaiting a lung transplant, according to a post on ... Continue Reading →
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Okun Re-Elected Chairman of VES Board

The Visual Effects Society has announced its 2011 Board of Directors, with Jeffrey A. Okun being re-elected to a third one-year term as chairman. “I am honored to have been re-elected ... Continue Reading →
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Woolley Tapped to Run U.K.-Based Impossible Kids

Karl Woolley has joined U.K.-based Impossible Pictures as head of its children’s production division. A veteran writer, producer and director, Woolley will be responsible for ... Continue Reading →
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Hasbro Signs Writer-Producer Kline to Animation Exclusive

Writer and producer Jeff Kline, whose recent credits include Transformers: Prime and G.I. Joe: Renegades for The Hub, has signed a four-year deal to develop and produce children’s ... Continue Reading →
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Little Airplane Ups Brown to VP Production and Operations

Little Airplane Productions has promoted Tom Brown from head of production to VP of production and operations. Brown joined the company in 2002, working first as an assistant director ... Continue Reading →
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Gaumont-Alphanim Adds Dhrami to Exec Team

French animation company Gaumont-Alphanim has named Marc Dhrami, formerly of Millimages, its head of production financing and co-productions. Dhrami joined the company on Jan. 3 and ... Continue Reading →
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Joe D’Ambrosia Joins Disney Jr. as VP of Programming

Veteran children’s television creator Joe D’Ambrosia has been named VP of programming for Disney Junior. D’Ambrosia will oversee production and programming strategies, ... Continue Reading →
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Animated People: Jakob Schuh and Max Lang, co-directors of ‘The Gruffalo’

This month, we catch up with the talanted team of Jakob Schuh and Max Lang who co-directed the acclaimed Studio Soi/BBC animated special The Gruffalo, which as received numerous awards ... Continue Reading →
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Kahn Steps Down as Head of 4Kids Entertainment

Alfred Kahn has retired as chairman and CEO of financially troubled 4Kids Entertainment, effective immediately. Michael Goldstein will serve as interim chairman while the company searches ... Continue Reading →