Animator Pete Kleinow Dies

Accomplished animator, VFX artist and musician “Sneaky” Pete Kleinow has passed away at the age of 72. In addition to animating on the classic Art Clokey shows Gumby and ... Continue Reading →

Globe Heads Marketing for DreamWorks Animation

Anne Globe has been appointed DreamWorks Animation’s new head of worldwide marketing and consumer products. She takes over the post previously held by Terry Press, a longtime ... Continue Reading →

Buhaj Takes Programming Post at Jetix Europe

Marc Buhaj has been appointed senior VP of programming for Jetix Europe and will officially join the team on April 2. Since September of 2004, Buhaj has served as VP of programming ... Continue Reading →

Davis to Produce for Cookie Jar Ent.

In its continuing efforts to expand its slate of original animated productions, Cookie Jar Ent. has tapped Christine Davis to be its newest in-house producer. Reporting to VP of production ... Continue Reading →

Aardman Warms to Cockle for Development

As Aardman Animations works to expand its in-house television production operations, the Academy Award-winning toon studio has hired Jackie Cockle as a development producer with special ... Continue Reading →

Scooby-Doo Designer Takamoto Dies

Iwao Takamoto, the renowned animator responsible for designing Scooby-Doo and a number of other beloved Hanna-Barbera characters, has died at the age of 81. Like long-time colleague ... Continue Reading →

Dale Named COO of Rockstar Games

Former Capcom European managing director Gary Dale has signed on as chief Operating officer of Rockstar Games, the video-game publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. ... Continue Reading →

Miss Potter Animation Director Alyson Hamilton

In addition to dominating the box office these days, animation is found in nearly every live-action feature now, most often in the form of visual effects but sometimes in more obvious ... Continue Reading →

Ottawa Co-Founder Wright Dies

Prescott Wright, a co-founder of the Ottawa International Animation Festival and ASIFA-San Francisco, and the original producer of the Tournee of Animation, has passed away at the age ... Continue Reading →

Animated People: Santa Claus

This time of year, nobody is animated more than old Chris Kringle himself. In addition to all the classic cartoon holiday specials that air on TV every December, the season always managed ... Continue Reading →