7-year-old Wins Voice Role in South Africa’s Jock

A 7-year-old South African boy named Fenias Timbe has won a voice-over competition and earned a role in the nation’s first full-length 3D animated feature film. Timbe will voice ... Continue Reading →

Anime Director Satoshi Kon Dies

Anime News Network is reporting the death of Satoshi Kon, director of the anime feature films Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers, Paranoia Agent and Paprika. He was 47. The site reports ... Continue Reading →

Mike and Tim Rauch on Animating StoryCorps

The real-life story of a 27-year romance is the inspiration for Danny and Annie, an animated short made by brothers Tim and Mike Rauch as part of the StoryCorps project for NPR, PBS ... Continue Reading →

Ant Bully, Futurama Producer Johns Dies

Alex Johns, a producer whose credits include the animated feature The Ant Bully as well as more than 70 episodes of Futurama, died Aug. 7 in Los Angeles. He was 43. According to Variety, ... Continue Reading →

Imageworks Educator Scoredos Dies at 63

Sande Scoredos, who had an impact on thousands of animators and visual effects artists as the longtime director of technical training and artist development for Sony Pictures Imageworks, ... Continue Reading →

Yale Signs on to CIS as Head of Digital Studio

Janet Yale, a veteran visual effects producer and executive, has joined CIS Vancouver as the head of digital studio. Yale come to job from working as an independent visual effect producer ... Continue Reading →

Method Ups Hansen to Creative Director

Visual-effects facility Method has promoted Claus Hansen to the post of creative director in charge of the creative finishing division. In his new role, Hansen will oversee all creative ... Continue Reading →

Maddox Heads up Development at Six Point Harness

Chapman Maddox has been named director of development for Six Point Harness Animation Studio. Maddox comes to the company from Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, where he worked in comedy ... Continue Reading →

Chuck Williams Joins Digital Domain Holdings

Former Disney animator Chuck Williams has joined Digital Domain Holdings’ new studio in Port St. Lucie, Fla., where he will produce and direct upcoming animated feature films ... Continue Reading →

Animator Merryman Joins Crash+Sues

Stop-motion animator Cari Merryman has joined production and post-production house Crash+Sues. Merryman, whose recent credits include working as a set decorator and propmaker on a commercial ... Continue Reading →