8 Animators, Selick Invited to Join Academy

Eight animators and Coraline director Henry Selick are among the 134 people working in motion pictures who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The ... Continue Reading →

Ferraiolo Returns to Soup2Nuts

Scholastic Media has announced that Emmy-winning writer, director and producer Jack D. Ferraiolo is returning to its animation studio Soup2Nuts as development executive. In his new ... Continue Reading →

VES Honors Pixar’s Catmull

The Visual Effects Society will honor Ed Catmull, president of the Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, with its 2010 George Melies Award. The honor, presented to people who have ... Continue Reading →

Rising Stars of Animation: Class of 2009

Throughout the year, we learn about numerous talented animators who are revitalizing the industry with their bold, original visions and inspiring projects. Although we could devote ... Continue Reading →

Tatia RosenthalDirector, $9.99

Tatia Rosenthal’s acclaimed stop-motion movie $9.99 will be getting a limited release in New York and Los Angeles on June 19, and will platform throughout the month in other cities ... Continue Reading →

Zoic Signs up VFX Legend Dutton

VFX luminary Syd Dutton has joined Zoic Studios, signing on to direct the company’s digital matte painting and feature film ventures. Dutton got his start doing matte paintings ... Continue Reading →

Diplomatic Promotion Shuffles Execs at Wildbrain

Charles Rivkin, CEO of the animation studio Wildbrain, has been tapped by President Obama to be the United States’ ambassador to France. The move has prompted Rivkin to step down ... Continue Reading →

Kevin Eastman, Co-Creator, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 25 years since Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird introduced the world to the timeless sewer-dwelling, pizza-munching quartet of crime-fighters ... Continue Reading →

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 →