Fox has announced the latest release dates for two of upcoming DreamWorks...
Posts from category "People"
Various reports hitting the Internet bring word that long-time Disney artist/animator Joe Grant passed away on Friday, just over a week away from his 97th birthday. As a character designer, Grant frightened generations of children with his vision of the villainous witch in the 1933 animated classic, Snow White and [...]
Star Wars creator George Lucas will be honored for his career in film with the prestigious “Trophy of the Festival” at the 58th Cannes Film Festival. The honor will be bestowed aboard Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 on Sunday, May 15, the same day Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of [...]
Development producer B. Susan Kirch has been upped to VP of creative affairs for DisneyToon Studios. In the new position, she will develop original scripts and stories, as well as sequels to Disney’s animated hits. Kirch will work with filmmakers through all stages of production on films that will be [...]
John is responsible for development and marketing for ka-chew’s animated commercials group. Previously he spent five years at MTV, where he was named Vice President/Animation in 1995. Andrews produced the popular MTV series Beavis and Butt-Head, co-produced its feature film spin-off and supervised The Maxx, Aeon Flux, The Head, and [...]
Cartoonist Emil Samuel Zekley, best known as Zeke Zekley, died on April 28 at his home in Beverly Hills following a long bout with illness. The artist lent his talents to the strips Bringing Up Father, Maggie and Jiggs, Peachy Keen and Dud Dudley, as well as McDonaldland for fast-food [...]
Artist/writer/musician James Robbins “Bob” Gardiner, who won an Oscar for his 1974 clay-animated short film, Closed Mondays, died on April 21 at his home in Grass Valley, Calif. He was 54 years old. Gardiner attended California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, Calif. and went on to produce a [...]
Buena Vista Pictures Marketing president Oren Aviv has been promoted to the newly created title of chief creative officer at The Walt Disney Co., according to Daily Variety. Disney reportedly once toyed with the idea of giving to title to outgoing CEO Michael Eisner. Having earned story and exec producer [...]
Fox Animation has promoted former director of development John Cohen to VP of production. Cohen, who has been with the company since 2000, will oversee existing projects and will even see some of his original ideas added to the development slate. Currently on Cohen’s plate is Fox’s toon feature based [...]
Aaron Lyle has been named the new academic director of media arts and animation at The Art Institute of California, Los Angeles. Prior to joining the Art Institute, Lyle worked as a project manager at Super Color, in the post-production and design dept. at Presentation Media and oversaw digital imaging [...]
Famed animation designer/comic strip artist Gene Hazleton passed away on April 6, 2005 at age 85. Born in 1919, Wesley "Gene" Hazelton began an extensive and diverse career in his teens as an assistant to Jimmy Halto, working on the popular newspaper panel They’ll Do It Every Time. He jumped [...]