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 →

Thomas Borch NielsenDirector, Sunshine Barry & the Disco Worms

Who would have thought that an unusually funny movie about disco-dancing worms, yes worms, would come out of Denmark’s thriving animation scene? Although the film hasn’t ... Continue Reading →

Digital Domain Names Beier Head of CG

Veteran VFX supervisor Thad Beier has been hired as Head of CG at Digital Domain. Beier will oversee production technology and long-term facility planning, ensuring maximum efficiency ... Continue Reading →

Classic Disney Animator Dunham Dies

Jack Dunham, an animator who worked for Universal and at Disney on such classics as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, has died at the age of 98, according to the blog Cartoon Brew. Dunham ... Continue Reading →

Tom McGillis Exec producer, series creator 6Teen, Total Drama Island, Stoked (Fresh TV)

Toronto-based Tom McGillis and his Fresh-TV partner Jennifer Pertsch have created some of the most popular tween-skewing animated shows of recent years. Since Tom will be attending ... Continue Reading →

Aragon, Layout Artist on Sleeping Beauty, Dies

Ray Aragon, an animator who did layout for such classic films as Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians and Yellow Submarine, died March 15, according to Cartoon Brew. He was 83. A veteran ... Continue Reading →

Waese to Head Up Cookie Jar Programming

Jamie Waese had been appointed head of current programming for Toronto-based Cookie Jar Entertainment. Waese comes to the job from a writing and producing background. For Cookie Jar, ... Continue Reading →

Stock to Head Overseas Disney Channels

Giorgio Stock will take over the job of executive VP and managing director of Disney channels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Stock’s purview will include Disney’s ... Continue Reading →

Mr. Magoo Creator Kaufman Dies

Millard Kaufman, who created the classic cartoon character Mr. Magoo for a 1949 UPA short, died March 14 at the age of 92, Variety reports. A screenwriter and novelist, Kaufman worked ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Art Museum Exec Gilchrist Dies

Rod Gilchrist, the executive director of the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, died Feb 26 of brain cancer. He was 58. Gilchrist was born in Detroit and earned an MFA from the Pratt ... Continue Reading →