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 →

Comic Actor DeLuise Dead at 75

Comic actor Dom DeLuise, who voiced many animated shows in addition to having a long live-action movie career, died May 4 at the age of 75. DeLuise’s extensive animation credits ... Continue Reading →

CN Levels Up Games Exec Waldron

Cartoon Network has named Chris Waldron to the job of VP gaming operations. Waldron previously served as director of technology for Cartoon Network New Media and headed up Turner Broadcasting’s ... Continue Reading →

Mazza to Manage Primetime Label for Cookie Jar

Cookie Jar Entertainment has hired longtime TV executive Tom Mazza to run the company’s new primetime label, The Jar. As executive VP and head of worldwide TV, Mazza will manage ... Continue Reading →

Katzenberg Reups; DreamWorks Reports Record Q1

Jeffrey Katzenberg has renewed his contract with DreamWorks Animation, and will stay on as CEO of the studio he co-founded through 2013. Katzenberg will continue to earn a salary of ... Continue Reading →

Toho Chairman Matsuoka Resigns

Isao Matsuoka is stepping down as chairman of Japanese film studio Toho after more than 50 years with the company. Matsuoka became president of the company in 1977 and successfully ... Continue Reading →