Nat Geo Appoints Head of Kid Sales

Karen Vermeulen has been hired as the first dedicated sales exec. for National Geographic Television International’s growing kids business. Based in London, Vermeulen will also ... Continue Reading →

Hampton Heads Disney Publishing

R. Russell Hampton, Jr. has been promoted to president of Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW), replacing Deborah Dugan, who announced her resignation earlier this week. Reporting to Disney ... Continue Reading →

Runel to Manage BKN New Media

Benoit Runel has been named managing director of BKN New Media, the largest operating subsidiary of global animation company BKN International AG. Runel will oversee all sales and marketing ... Continue Reading →

Edmund McMillen, Creator of Gish and other Flash Games

With the big Electronic Entertainment Expo known as E3 taking place in Los Angeles this month, we thought we’d devote this installment of Animated People to someone who has helped ... Continue Reading →

Classic Toon Creator Harvey Bullock Dies

Writer/producer Harvey Bullock, who penned scripts for such classic animated series as The Flintstones, The Jetsons and Top Cat, passed away at the age of 84 on April 24 in Laguna Beach, ... Continue Reading →

McGowen to Head Kids’ WB! on The CW

Betsy McGowen, who has served as senior exec at Kids’ WB! since its inception in 1995, has joined The CW as senior VP and general manager of Kids’ WB! on the newly minted ... Continue Reading →

R.I.P Animation Director Brad Case

Veteran animator and director Brad Case passed away at the age of 93 on Wednesday, March 19. Since getting his start as an uncredited animator on Disney’s Bambi in the mid 1930s, ... Continue Reading →

Grass Greener at Entertainment Rights

Nikkie Grass (nee Sherrard) has been appointed the new head of marketing at U.K’s family entertainment group, Entertainment Rights. Before joining the ER team, Grass was at Disney, ... Continue Reading →

Kappel Leaves Loonland, New CEO Flamank Flies In

Not all the MIP action is about selling programs. It’s also about selling out execs. On Tuesday, market attendees were surprised to hear that TV Loonland CEO Selma Kappel had ... Continue Reading →

R.I.P. Richard Fleischer

Director Richard Fleischer, son of legendary toon pioneer Max Fleischer of Fleischer Studios, passed away on Saturday at the age of 89. Though he was born into the family that introduced ... Continue Reading →